it’s an older notebook with core2duo and 1GB of RAM, so GNOME3 is running okay with usage of 200MByte of RAM.

during installation the setup asks you for a non-free firmware for the wifi-card.

here is are the files for you to download and put on an USB Stick: (Multi-Arch)

Download: firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.tar.gz

manual download: https://packages.debian.org/jessie/all/firmware-iwlwifi/download

Contents of https://packages.debian.org/jessie/firmware-iwlwifi

Package: firmware-iwlwifi
Source: firmware-nonfree
Version: 0.43
Architecture: all
Maintainer: Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>
Installed-Size: 13251
Suggests: initramfs-tools
Section: non-free/kernel
Priority: optional
Multi-Arch: foreign
Homepage: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git
Description: Binary firmware for Intel Wireless cards
 This package contains the binary firmware for Intel Wireless cards
 supported by the iwlegacy/iwl3945 and iwlwifi/iwlagn drivers.
 .
 Contents:
  * Intel Wireless 3160 rev 10 Bluetooth firmware patch
    (intel/ibt-hw-37.7.10-fw-1.0.2.3.d.bseq)
  * Intel Wireless 7260 rev 10 WP2 B5 Bluetooth firmware path
    (intel/ibt-hw-37.7.10-fw-1.80.1.2d.d.bseq)
  * Intel Wireless 7260 rev 10 Bluetooth firmware patch
    (intel/ibt-hw-37.7.10-fw-1.80.2.3.d.bseq)
  * Intel Wireless 7260 Bluetooth firmware generic patch
    (intel/ibt-hw-37.7.bseq)
  * Intel Wireless 7265 rev 10 Bluetooth firmware generic patch
    (intel/ibt-hw-37.8.10-fw-1.10.2.27.d.bseq)
  * Intel Wireless 7265 Bluetooth firmware generic patch
    (intel/ibt-hw-37.8.bseq)
  * Intel Wireless 100 firmware, version 39.31.5.1 (iwlwifi-100-5.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 105 firmware, version 18.168.6.1
    (iwlwifi-105-6.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 135 firmware, version 18.168.6.1
    (iwlwifi-135-6.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 1000 firmware, version 39.31.5.1
    (iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 2200 firmware, version 18.168.6.1
    (iwlwifi-2000-6.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 2230 firmware, version 18.168.6.1
    (iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 3160 firmware, version 22.1.7.0
    (iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 3160 firmware, version 22.24.8.0
    (iwlwifi-3160-8.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 3160 firmware, version 23.214.9.0
    (iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 3945 firmware, version 15.32.2.9
    (iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 4965 firmware, version 228.61.2.24
    (iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 5100, 5300 and 5350 firmware, version 8.24.2.12
    (iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 5100, 5300 and 5350 firmware, version 8.83.5.1
    (iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 5150 firmware, version 8.24.2.2
    (iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 6000 firmware, version 9.221.4.1
    (iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 6005/6205 firmware, version 17.168.5.3
    (iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 6005/6205 firmware, version 18.168.6.1
    (iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 6030 firmware, version 18.168.6.1
    (iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 6250 firmware, version 9.201.4.1
    (iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 6250 firmware, version 41.28.5.1
    (iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 7260 firmware, version 22.1.7.0
    (iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 7260 firmware, version 22.24.8.0
    (iwlwifi-7260-8.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 7260 firmware, version 23.214.9.0
    (iwlwifi-7260-9.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 7265 firmware, version 22.24.8.0
    (iwlwifi-7265-8.ucode)
  * Intel Wireless 7265 firmware, version 23.214.9.0
    (iwlwifi-7265-9.ucode)

un-tar it into root of your fat32 usb stick and plug in before running setup.

after setup:

if you do not need wifi during setup, you can also install this after setup like this:

echo "deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian squeeze main non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list; # add non-free repo to your list of package-sources
apt-get update; # get new package definitions
apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi; # install package

now you should have the above files in

/lib/firmware
firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.tar
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