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no wifi on dell laptop

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c4os
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Re: no wifi on dell laptop

#21 Post by c4os » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:40 am

mg979 wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:57 am

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Intel(R) Wireless-AC 9461
Any idea on how to solve this? Thanks
It would be better to open a new post with you different problem!
It to much complicated to discuss different problems on the same thread.

But your driver is iwlwifi and I think your firmware is missing on live usb stick.

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$ dmesg | grep firmware
You can load the firmware at:
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media ... 8819.0.tgz

Extract it's to /lib/firmware/ and reload the driver:

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$ modprobe -r iwlwifi
$ modprobe iwlwifi
Infos at:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... rking.html
Powered on: MX 17 Horizon x86_64
Hardware: Dell Latitude E4300 - CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 (2) @ 2.535GHz - Memory: 4GB
Style: Resolution: 1280x800 - WM Theme: Balou - Theme: Blackbird [GTK2/3] - Icons: Papirus-Dark [GTK2]

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Re: no wifi on dell laptop

#22 Post by mg979 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:33 am

c4os wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:40 am
You can load the firmware at:
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media ... 8819.0.tgz

Extract it's to /lib/firmware/ and reload the driver:

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$ modprobe -r iwlwifi
$ modprobe iwlwifi
Infos at:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... rking.html
Thanks. In /lib/firmware of the USB stick (August snapshot) there is already that file. In the Intel webpage I can't find mention of this particular model (Intel(R) Wireless-AC 9461). I'll try downloading all those iwlwifi files from https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/ke ... .git/tree/ and see if some is missing from the firmware directory.

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Re: no wifi on dell laptop

#23 Post by erie88 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:54 am

I downloaded and tried the august release but to no avail.. wifi or hotspot still not responding...

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