Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54L on Debian

The dongle under treatment

I have a Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54L USB wifi dongle. It very convenient as my router and access point is placed in the basement, and I sometimes have computers on the main floor that do not have built-in wifi.

The dongle works out-of-the-box™ on Ubuntu, but as debian are more restrictive, it need a bit more work.

You can find the instructions here: http://wiki.debian.org/zd1211rw

And instructions on how to activate it here: http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse. The part about wpa_supplicant is most relevant, as network manager just works when the device works.

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