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I have an ac9260 wifi card on Ubuntu and it can never connect to a wifi with a password.

sudo lspci -vv -s 6b:00.0


6b:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9260 (rev 29)

Subsystem: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9260

Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16

Region 0: Memory at 6e200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]

Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3

Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)

Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+

Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000

Capabilities: [40] Express (v2) Endpoint, MSI 00

DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <512ns, L1 unlimited

ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset+ SlotPowerLimit 0.000W

DevCtl: CorrErr- NonFatalErr- FatalErr- UnsupReq-

RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr+ NoSnoop+ FLReset-

MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes

DevSta: CorrErr+ NonFatalErr- FatalErr- UnsupReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-

LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L1, Exit Latency L1 <8us

ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot- ASPMOptComp+

LnkCtl: ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- CommClk+

ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-

LnkSta: Speed 5GT/s (ok), Width x1 (ok)

TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-

DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Range B, TimeoutDis+, LTR+, OBFF Via WAKE#

AtomicOpsCap: 32bit- 64bit- 128bitCAS-

DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 16ms to 55ms, TimeoutDis-, LTR+, OBFF Disabled

AtomicOpsCtl: ReqEn-

LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-

Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-

Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB

LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -6dB, EqualizationComplete-, EqualizationPhase1-

EqualizationPhase2-, EqualizationPhase3-, LinkEqualizationRequest-

Capabilities: [80] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=16 Masked-

Vector table: BAR=0 offset=00002000

PBA: BAR=0 offset=00003000

Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting

UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-

UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-

UESvrt: DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-

CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- AdvNonFatalErr+

CEMsk: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- AdvNonFatalErr+

AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, ECRCGenCap- ECRCGenEn- ECRCChkCap- ECRCChkEn-

MultHdrRecCap- MultHdrRecEn- TLPPfxPres- HdrLogCap-

HeaderLog: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

Capabilities: [14c v1] Latency Tolerance Reporting

Max snoop latency: 3145728ns

Max no snoop latency: 3145728ns

Capabilities: [154 v1] L1 PM Substates

L1SubCap: PCI-PM_L1.2+ PCI-PM_L1.1+ ASPM_L1.2+ ASPM_L1.1+ L1_PM_Substates+

 PortCommonModeRestoreTime=30us PortTPowerOnTime=18us

L1SubCtl1: PCI-PM_L1.2+ PCI-PM_L1.1+ ASPM_L1.2+ ASPM_L1.1+

  T_CommonMode=0us LTR1.2_Threshold=163840ns

L1SubCtl2: T_PwrOn=44us

Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi

Kernel modules: iwlwifi


filename: /lib/modules/5.5.0-050500-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/iwlwifi.ko

license: GPL

author: Copyright(c) 2003- 2015 Intel Corporation <>

description: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux

firmware: iwlwifi-100-5.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-135-6.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-105-6.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-2000-6.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-6000-6.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-7265D-29.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-7265-17.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-3168-29.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-3160-17.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-7260-17.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-8265-36.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-8000C-36.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-9260-th-b0-jf-b0-46.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-9000-pu-b0-jf-b0-46.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-ty-a0-gf-a0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-so-a0-gf-a0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-so-a0-hr-b0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-so-a0-jf-b0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-cc-a0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-QuQnj-b0-jf-b0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-QuZ-a0-jf-b0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-QuZ-a0-hr-b0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-Qu-b0-jf-b0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-Qu-c0-hr-b0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-QuQnj-a0-hr-a0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-QuQnj-b0-hr-b0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-QuQnj-f0-hr-a0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-Qu-a0-jf-b0-52.ucode

firmware: iwlwifi-Qu-a0-hr-a0-52.ucode

srcversion: CF07ABE92FD92B27734FA78

alias: pci:v00008086d00007AF0sv*sd00000A10bc*sc*i*

alias: pci:v00008086d00007AF0sv*sd00000510bc*sc*i*

alias: pci:v00008086d00007AF0sv*sd00000310bc*sc*i*


alias: pci:v00008086d00004232sv*sd00001201bc*sc*i*

depends: cfg80211

retpoline: Y

intree: Y

name: iwlwifi

vermagic: 5.5.0-050500-generic SMP mod_unload

sig_id: PKCS#7

signer: Build time autogenerated kernel key

sig_key: 6C:7B:07:91:D7:3F:55:B2:F0:7C:1F:24:49:4A:B1:17:FD:99:B1:61

sig_hashalgo: sha512

signature: 57:bunchofstuff


parm: swcrypto:using crypto in software (default 0 [hardware]) (int)

parm: 11n_disable:disable 11n functionality, bitmap: 1: full, 2: disable agg TX, 4: disable agg RX, 8 enable agg TX (uint)

parm: amsdu_size:amsdu size 0: 12K for multi Rx queue devices, 2K for AX210 devices, 4K for other devices 1:4K 2:8K 3:12K 4: 2K (default 0) (int)

parm: fw_restart:restart firmware in case of error (default true) (bool)

parm: antenna_coupling:specify antenna coupling in dB (default: 0 dB) (int)

parm: nvm_file:NVM file name (charp)

parm: uapsd_disable:disable U-APSD functionality bitmap 1: BSS 2: P2P Client (default: 3) (uint)

parm: enable_ini:Enable debug INI TLV FW debug infrastructure (default: 0 (bool)

parm: bt_coex_active:enable wifi/bt co-exist (default: enable) (bool)

parm: led_mode:0=system default, 1=On(RF On)/Off(RF Off), 2=blinking, 3=Off (default: 0) (int)

parm: power_save:enable WiFi power management (default: disable) (bool)

parm: power_level:default power save level (range from 1 - 5, default: 1) (int)

parm: fw_monitor:firmware monitor - to debug FW (default: false - needs lots of memory) (bool)

parm: disable_11ac:Disable VHT capabilities (default: false) (bool)

parm: remove_when_gone:Remove dev from PCIe bus if it is deemed inaccessible (default: false) (bool)

parm: disable_11ax:Disable HE capabilities (default: false) (bool)


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jfree9, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.


Just to let you know, the Intel® Wireless drivers available in our web site are validated to work with Windows* as operating system, please visit the following link to confirm that information:


In this case, since you are using Ubuntu, what we recommend is to follow the instructions showing in the link below to try to fix this problem:


Any questions, please let me know.




Albert R.

Intel Customer Support Technician


I'm using iwlwifi-9260-th-b0-jf-b0-46.ucode in my /lib/firmware directory, and that's not allowing me to connect to any wifi with a password.


jfree9, Thank you very much for sharing those details.


In this case for us to be able to provide the most accurate assistance on this matter, please submit your inquiry in the Intel® Wi-Fi Linux community page, click on the "Support" tab:




Albert R.

Intel Customer Support Technician