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  1. #1
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    Default Getting Intel AC8260 to work on current Untangle release

    Hi, after doing quite a bit of research and experimenting, it seems that the Intel 8620 will not work until the next major release of Untangle that will be based off Debain Strech, as according to this Intel Linux driver page, [sorry, had to remove links, due to my low post count]
    the 8260 needs the kernel version to be at least 4.1 to support the drivers.

    However, I do see that according to this Debian Wiki iwlwifi page, [sorry, had to remove links, due to my low post count], the 8260 is supported in kernel version 3.16.

    I did see some talk on using backported drivers, but either I didn't do it right, or it didn't work. Would anyone have any tips on getting it to work?

    Thanks! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    For the record, I just gave up, and switched out the WiFi card to an Intel AC 3160. That worked. I used an old firmware driver with ucode version 9. I do wonder if a later driver than that would still work.

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    FYI: The AC 3160 should work just 'out of the box'.
    Here is part of the kernel messages on my system, which has an AC 3160.

    iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode
    iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: loaded firmware version 23.214.9.0 op_mode iwlmvm
    iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 3160, REV=0x164

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmajoor View Post
    FYI: The AC 3160 should work just 'out of the box'.
    Here is part of the kernel messages on my system, which has an AC 3160.

    iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode
    iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: loaded firmware version 23.214.9.0 op_mode iwlmvm
    iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 3160, REV=0x164
    It should, but it didn't. I had to take the steps below. For testing purposes, I wiped everything and started again in order to see if I need to take all the steps below. I tried it three times, every time it wouldn't work until I took all the steps listed. I wrote these steps down for documentation.

    6. Type “echo deb [had to remove links due to low post count]httpredir.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list” and hit enter (Without quotes).
    7. Type “apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi” (Without quotes).
    8. Type “modprobe -r iwlwifi ; modprobe iwlwifi” (Without qu otes).
    9. For Intel AC3160, navigate to wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi and download the drivers for the Intel AC3160. Be sure not to download a later driver than the kernel supports. In this case, download the iwlwifi-3160-ucode-25.228.9.0.tgz driver.
    10. In the terminal, navigate to the downloads folder by typing in “cd Downloads” (Without quotes).
    11. Extract the tar.gz file by typing “tar -xvzf iwlwifi-3160-ucode-25.228.9.0.tgz” (Without quotes).
    12. Navigate to the extracted folder by typing “cd iwlwifi-3160-ucode-25.228.9.0” (Without quotes, use the tab key to prefill the rest of the file name).
    13. Copy the firmware into the /lib/firmware directory by typing “cp iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode /lib/firmware” (Without quotes).
    14. Reboot.

    ETA: Just tried it on a different machine and it worked without and intervention needed. Guess there's some issue with that machine. Had rebooting problems with that one as well.
    Last edited by yelped; 02-26-2018 at 10:16 AM.

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