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JHerb10
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N 7260 Support for Linux Kernel 5.3.0

I recently install Linux Mint 19.3 Trica on my machine. I received a message that the N 7260 chip was not supported and needs a non-generic driver. I see that Intel does not provide a driver for this chip for this kernel.

 

I do not only see the 2.4 GHz network, and not the 5 GHz network.

 

Are there plans to support this kernel for this chip?

 

My system information is listed below.

 

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System:   Host: jim-Lenovo-Yoga-2-13 Kernel: 5.3.0-28-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc

          v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 tk: Gtk 3.22.30 wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM

          Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic

Machine:  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20344 v: Lenovo Yoga 2 13 serial: <filter>

          Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo Yoga 2 13 serial: <filter>

          Mobo: LENOVO model: INVALID v: 31900058Std serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO

          v: 96CN17WW(V1.03) date: 12/24/2013

Network:  Device-1: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3040 bus ID: 01:00.0

          chip ID: 8086:08b2

          IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>

 

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Alberto_R_Intel
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JHerb10, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.

 

In reference to your question, please visit the following link where you will see the information regarding Linux support for Intel® Wireless cards:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005511/network-and-i-o/wireless-networki...

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

Regards,

 

Albert R.

Intel Customer Support Technician

JHerb10
Beginner
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Albert R:

 

Thank you for your response.

 

I downloaded iwlwifi-7260-ucode-25.30.14.0.tgz and then copied iwlwifi-7260-14.ucode to /lib/firmwar...

 

I see the following message in the log file:

Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux

 

i assume this means that the driver is in place. I still do not see the 5MHz band. Is it possible that the dual band is not seen by the hardware?

 

Thanks,

Jim

AlHill
Super User
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Is it possible you do not have the dual band version?

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=75174,75440

 

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Alberto_R_Intel
Moderator
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Hello JHerb10, Thank you very much for providing those details.

 

I just wanted to let you know that if the problem persists, then the next thing to do will be to submit your inquiry in the Intel® Wi-Fi Linux community page using the link provided in the previous post.

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

Regards,

 

Albert R.

Intel Customer Support Technicia

JHerb10
Beginner
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Albert R.

 

Thank you for your follow up. My wifi is working well on 2.4 GHz. Going back and looking at the laptop specs, I believe that it was single band hardware. Please mark this inquiry resolved.

 

JHerb10

AlHill
Super User
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Glad all is ok. It can be confusing with these model numbers.

 

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Alberto_R_Intel
Moderator
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JHerb10, Thank you very much for letting us know those results.

 

Perfect, excellent, it is great to hear that Intel® Wireless card is working properly and there is no hardware issue with it.

 

Any other inquiry, do not hesitate to contact us again.

 

Regards,

 

Albert R.

Intel Customer Support Technician

AlHill
Super User
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Not sure what you mean. I spotted a spammer in the thread, responded, and flaged his post (which is gone now).

 

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