ADMtek ADM8211 devices
This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on the ADM8211 chipset on Debian systems.
adm8211 is a Linux kernel driver for devices based on the ADMtek (now Infineon Technologies) ADM8211 802.11b wireless LAN chipset.
It was introduced at Linux 2.6.24. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.
The adm8211 driver is included as a module in Debian Linux kernel images. No firmware from userspace is required.
Install the wireless-tools package:
aptitude install wireless-tools
If not already performed, connect the device to your system. The adm8211 kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.
Verify your device has an available interface:
Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.
The page HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI explains how to identify a PCI device.
The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo adm8211 in Debian 2.6.32 (2.6.32-45) kernel images.
PCI: 10B7:6000 3Com Corporation 3CRSHPW796 [OfficeConnect Wireless CardBus] PCI: 1200:8201 CSS Corporation (Device name unknown) PCI: 1317:8201 ADMtek ADM8211 802.11b Wireless Interface PCI: 1317:8211 ADMtek ADM8211 802.11b Wireless Interface
ADMtek ADM8211 full source driver - Driver description in the Linux Wireless LAN Howto