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NUC 13 Extreme Wi-Fi Doesn't Work with Linux


I bought a NUC13RNGI90001, and am really displeased to find that no Linux distro supports the built-in Intel Wi-Fi interface. I have tried the following distros and kernels without success:

  • Debian Sid, kernel 6.1.0
  • Fedora, kernel 6.2.9
  • Ubuntu, kernel 6.2.0
  • Gentoo, kernel 6.1.19
  • Arch, kernel 6.2.8

`lspci` shows:

00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Alder Lake-S PCH CNVi WiFi (rev 11) 
       Subsystem: Rivet Networks Alder Lake-S PCH CNVi WiFi
       Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 18, IOMMU group 6
       Memory at 604c124000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
       Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
       Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
       Capabilities: [40] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
       Capabilities: [80] MSI-X: Enable- Count=16 Masked-
       Capabilities: [100] Latency Tolerance Reporting
       Capabilities: [164] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0010 Rev=0 Len=014 <?>
       Kernel modules: iwlwifi

And `dmesg` shows:

[ 6.986553] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[ 6.988469] iwlwifi: No config found for PCI dev 7af0/1692, rev=0x430, rfid=0x3010d000
[ 6.988479] iwlwifi: probe of 0000:00:14.3 failed with error -22

From this post and this post, I see that it's simply that Intel has not updated their driver code to include the PCI ID properly and that's all that's needed. I have followed those steps, but unfortunately it still did not solve the problem in my case.

More information from my system:

  • Installed Linux originally, never Windows
  • Fastboot is disabled in the BIOS

`uname -a`:

Linux yottabit-NUC13RNGi9 6.2.0-20-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Thu Apr  6 07:48:48 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

`rfkill list`:

0: hci0: Bluetooth 
       Soft blocked: no
       Hard blocked: no

`modinfo iwlwifi`: large file, see attachment.

`lsmod | grep iwlwifi`:

iwlwifi               569344  0 
cfg80211             1241088  1 iwlwifi

`lshw -C network`:

  *-network UNCLAIMED        
      description: Network controller
      product: Alder Lake-S PCH CNVi WiFi
      vendor: Intel Corporation
      physical id: 14.3
      bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
      version: 11
      width: 64 bits
      clock: 33MHz
      capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix cap_list
      configuration: latency=0
      resources: iomemory:600-5ff memory:604c124000-604c127fff
      description: Ethernet interface
      product: Aquantia Corp.
      vendor: Aquantia Corp.
      physical id: 0
      bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
      logical name: enp2s0
      version: 03
      serial: 48:21:0b:51:90:43
      capacity: 10Gbit/s
      width: 64 bits
      clock: 33MHz
      capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt-fd 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd 10000bt-fd autonegotiation
      configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atlantic driverversion=6.2.0-20-generic firmware=1.3.24 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
      resources: irq:16 memory:92800000-9287ffff memory:928a0000-928a0fff memory:92400000-927fffff memory:92880000-9289ffff
      description: Ethernet interface
      product: Ethernet Controller I226-V
      vendor: Intel Corporation
      physical id: 0
      bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
      logical name: enp3s0
      version: 04
      serial: 48:21:0b:51:90:42
      size: 1Gbit/s
      capacity: 1Gbit/s
      width: 32 bits
      clock: 33MHz
      capabilities: pm msi msix pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
      configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=igc driverversion=6.2.0-20-generic duplex=full firmware=2017:888d ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=
twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
      resources: irq:18 memory:92a00000-92afffff memory:92b00000-92b03fff memory:92900000-929fffff

When may I expect this be implemented? Will it be backported into older kernels? This is ridiculously poor support from Intel for their latest top-of-the-line NUC model.

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Hello yottabit

We noticed this is a duplicate thread of your other thread with the title NUC 13 Extreme Wi-Fi Support for Linux PLEASE. Please continue posting on the original thread, in order to prevent duplicate topics this thread will be closed and no longer monitored.

Best regards,

Hugo O.

Intel Customer Support Technician

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