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Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 wifi not work on OpenWrt

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My wireless config(/etc/config/wireless):

config 'wifi-device' 'wlan2'

option 'type' 'mac80211'

option 'channel' '6'

config 'wifi-iface'

option 'device' 'wlan2'

option 'network' 'lan'

option 'mode' 'ap'

option 'ssid' 'MyWifiAP'

And I run wifi shell command, get output:

wlan2(mac80211): Interface type not supported

Can somebody tell me why?

My openwrt version: 15.05

Kernel version: 4.4.14

wifi firmware: iwlwifi-7265-ucode-16.242414.0.tgz

Best regards,


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Community Manager

Hello swj312,



Thank you for your question.



As far as I can tell, you're using the correct driver and firmware to match your kernel version. However, our support for Linux* is limited.



Please check the following links for more information:



- http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005511.html Linux* Support for Intel® Wireless Adapters.


- https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/support Linux* Wireless Support | https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/documentation/faq FAQ.



Alternatively, you may want to engage the https://forum.openwrt.org/ OpenWrt* Forum.



Note: Any links provided for third party tools or sites are offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel®. We do not offer support for any third party tool mentioned here.



Best regards,


Carlos A.