forget about all the chipsets that are not supported by Open Source drivers.

What one will want: are chipsets that work out of the box with Debian 10 Open Source Drivers!

such as:

actually have to praise AVM (or whoever contributed/did it) for releasing free (OpenSource) drivers for this WIFI Adapter. GOOD JOB!


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Bus 002 Device 005: ID 057c:8401 AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N [Atheros AR9001U]

# per default
[ 4.524068] usbcore: registered new interface driver carl9170
[ 4.524190] usb 2-6: firmware: failed to load carl9170-1.fw (-2)
[ 4.524245] usb 2-6: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
[ 4.524247] usb 2-6: Falling back to user helper

apt-get install firmware-linux-free; # installs the missing firmware

reboot; # do a reboot


after reboot you should have a running WIFI Adapter 🙂


How to connect WIFI/WLAN from terminal/bash:

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