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RKatt
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Linux VM is unable to recognize AC 8260, can somebody please help?

Hello All,

I am trying to install wireless drivers for AC 8260 VM, but for some reason, whatever I do, wireless card is not getting detected. I am currently blocked with my further projects and unable to proceed further. Appreciate if somebody can help me ASAP. Thanks

Below are a few things which I have tried.

1) Downloaded drivers, installed.

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi-8000-ucode-25.30.13.0.tgz https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi-8000-ucode-25.30.13.0.tgz

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idata
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Hello coolblue7007,

The link you have provided us is for the latest firmware, not the driver.

For the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 to work, you will need to make sure that your current distribution is using the Linux* Kernel version 4.1 or above.

"Iwlwifi" is the wireless driver available for our current wireless adapters in Linux*. For driver support you will need to contact the https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi Linux* Community Page (under the "Support" heading), or your Linux* distribution's support forum.

- 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/drivers Existing Linux* Wireless drivers.

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® of the content, products, or services offered there. We do not offer support for any third party tool mentioned here.

We hope this information helps.

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
RKatt
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Hi,

Thanks for the prompt response. I believe I have installed the firmware and then copied to the lib/firmware dir. Can you please LMK how do I install driver? I was under the impression that installing firmware would take care of Wifi Issue. As per the link you provided, I have performed that, please take a look. Thank you.

root@becareful:/var/log# cat /var/log/syslog | grep Intel

Feb 23 08:32:43 becareful kernel: [ 1835.193064] Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux

Feb 23 08:32:43 becareful kernel: [ 1835.193066] Copyright(c) 2003- 2015 Intel Corporation

root@becareful:/# find . -name firmware-iwl*

./var/cache/apt/archives/firmware-iwlwifi_20161130-2_all.deb

./var/lib/dpkg/info/firmware-iwlwifi.md5sums

./var/lib/dpkg/info/firmware-iwlwifi.list

./usr/share/doc/firmware-iwlwifi

./usr/share/bug/firmware-iwlwifi

./usr/share/appdata/firmware-iwlwifi.metainfo.xml

root@becareful:/lib/firmware# ls -l | grep iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode

-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1745176 Feb 21 00:10 iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode

The wireless card is not even getting detected I believe. Please see below, dont see anything related to 8260

root@becareful:/# lspci -nnk

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge [8086:7190] (rev 01)

Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset [15ad:1976]

Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge [8086:7191] (rev 01)

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:07.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA [8086:7110] (rev 08)

Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset [15ad:1976]

00:07.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE [8086:7111] (rev 01)

Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset [15ad:1976]

Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

Kernel modules: ata_piix, ata_generic

00:07.3 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI [8086:7113] (rev 08)

Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset [15ad:1976]

Kernel modules: i2c_piix4

00:07.7 System peripheral [0880]: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface [15ad:0740] (rev 10)

Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface [15ad:0740]

Kernel driver in use: vmw_vmci

Kernel modules: vmw_vmci

00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]

Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]

Kernel driver in use: vmwgfx

Kernel modules: vmwgfx

00:10.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI [1000:0030] (rev 01)

Subsystem: VMware LSI Logic Parallel SCSI Controller [15ad:1976]

Kernel driver in use: mptspi

Kernel modules: mptspi

00:11.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI bridge [15ad:0790] (rev 02)

00:15.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:15.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:15.2 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:15.3 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:15.4 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:15.5 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:15.6 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:15.7 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.2 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.3 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.4 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.5 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.6 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:16.7 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:17.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:17.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:17.2 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:17.3 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:17.4 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:17.5 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:17.6 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:17.7 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:18.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:18.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:18.2 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Kernel modules: shpchp

00:18.3 PCI bridge...

idata
Community Manager
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Hello coolblue7007,

 

 

When using a virtualization solution, it's important to check with the software vendor to ensure that your hardware is supported. In many cases, a wireless connection will be displayed as a virtual ethernet connection in your virtual machine.

 

 

If your linux build is using the 4.1 Kernel or above, you won't need to install the wireless driver, as it will already be integrated. If the kernel version is lower than 4.1, then the 8260 won't be supported.

 

 

However, in this case we do have some bad news. From the information on your latest reply, we can see that you're using VMware*, which does not support any of our wireless adapters (it does not support WLAN altogether, as far as we're aware). For more information we can recommend for you to contact https://www.vmware.com/support/contacts.html VMware* Support, or to visit the https://www.vmware.com/support/contacts.html VMware* Support Communities where you might find quite a few related threads.

 

 

- http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php VMware* Compatibility Guide (lists all supported hardware).

 

 

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® of the content, products, or services offered there. We do not offer support for any third party tool mentioned here.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
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