Realtek Broadcom Firmware missing rtl8168f-1

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Hi guys
I'm not sure if this is correct place to post my question but i'm new to the forum, so please don't mind...

I installed Debian Standard 7.2 and during instalation there was a warning saying that the firmware "rtl8168f-1.fw" was missing. So I ignored the message and kept going.
After that I installed LXDE desktop and then started configuring my enviroment.
It seems that my wireless is not being recognized and the "wlan0" interface does not exist. I believe its becuse of the missing firmware.

So, I found this link wich list the firmware rtl8168f-1.fw as a RealTek RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver. After downloading it, I did the following:

# dpkg -i firmware-realtek_0.36+wheezy.1_all.deb

after that,I rebooted and ran
# dmesg | grep rtl
[ 6.809725] r8169 0000:0d:00.0: firmware: agent loaded rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw into memory

Yet I am not abble to use wireless network.

# lspci -k
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 850c

# iw list
nl80211 not found.

# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

I can not seem to be able to run this wireless module. Is there any way to manually start the wireless interface?
Thank you

I was messing with the

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I was messing with the Realtek and Broadcom interfaces names.
The following link helped out my problem: