Intel 3165 WiFi NIC support

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alanbur
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Intel 3165 WiFi NIC support

Postby alanbur » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:55 am

I've installed LMDE2 on a Zotac CI323 Nano and everything except the WiFi works fine. The WiFi NIC is an Intel 3165 Rev 81 which I believe should be supported by the iwlwifi driver, which is installed. I've tried installing what I believe is the appropriate firmware from a number of sources, but with no success:


lspci -vnn

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04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:3165] (rev 81)
   Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:4010]
   Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 255
   Memory at 81200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8K]
   Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [40] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
   Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 70-1c-e7-ff-ff-05-f1-81
   Capabilities: [14c] Latency Tolerance Reporting
   Capabilities: [154] L1 PM Substates


inxi -F

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Network:  Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
                IF: eth1 state: down mac: 00:01:2e:78:5e:db
                Card-2: Intel Device 3165
                IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
                Card-3: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169


Thanks!

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Re: Intel 3165 WiFi NIC support

Postby JeremyB » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:23 am

The 3165 devices usually need a 4.+ kernel to work and I am not sure if a newer kernel can be installed by the Update Manager in LMDE

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Re: Intel 3165 WiFi NIC support

Postby alanbur » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:07 am

Thanks for the quick reply! I'm going to be using the machine primarily as a firewall/webserver via the two wired NICs so WiFi is a "nice to have" rather than a necessity, so I can wait - is there any ETA for when LMDE will get a 4.+ kernel?

Thanks.

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Re: Intel 3165 WiFi NIC support

Postby alanbur » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:17 am

Your diagnosis about needing a 4.x kernel is correct, I booted the machine from a Debian LiveISO:

Linux debian 4.9.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u2 (2017-06-26) x86_64 GNU/Linux

dmesg:

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[   18.378159] Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux
[   18.378242] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[   18.383108] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-26.ucode (-2)
[   18.383111] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-26.ucode failed with error -2
[   18.383184] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-25.ucode (-2)
[   18.383186] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-25.ucode failed with error -2
[   18.383244] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-24.ucode (-2)
[   18.383246] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-24.ucode failed with error -2
[   18.383324] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-23.ucode (-2)
[   18.383326] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-23.ucode failed with error -2
[   18.661695] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware iwlwifi-7265D-22.ucode
[   18.665979] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: loaded firmware version 22.361476.0 op_mode iwlmvm
[   19.352725] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 3165, REV=0x210
[   19.358145] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled
[   19.361649] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled
[   19.556462] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0 wlp4s0: renamed from wlan0
[   21.027260] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled
[   21.030192] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled
[   21.099090] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled
[   21.109946] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled
[   21.165698] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled
[   21.174078] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled
[   21.247384] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled
[   21.255739] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: L1 Disabled - LTR Disabled


And WiFi works.


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