Hey Linux, What wireless card do I have?
I was curious what wireless card I had in my Thinkpad T540p. I have Debian 9 installed on it.
A quick search reveled an ubuntu forum post that provided some terminal commands for listing various hardware.
Adding a pipe (|) and grep command with “Wireless” as the filter yields the following
|To determine wireless card||lspci | grep Wireless|
Capitalization is important- w vs W
There we go.
My T540p has an Intel Wireless 7260
Ok, great… but I am curious what else my system has. Specifically, I would like to know some more specifics.
There is a tool called lshw we can install that will reveal much more information.
Hmm looks like it needs to be installed.
|Install lshw||Sudo apt-get install lshw|
Try it again-
Wow, information overload. And a note at the end saying I should run this as admin.
|List hardware as root user||Sudo lshw|
Jonny five just called: More Input! More input!
Running a bad command yields a bevy of options, including a “-sanitize” command that removes sensitive information.
Useful for when posting online.
Apparently there is also a graphical version of this. We need to install the package
|Install list hardware graphical||Sudo apt-get install lshw-gtk|
|List hardware in graphical mode||lshw-gtk|
Let’s try it anyway: Execute!
Double click to start exploring
Way more information!