[SOLVED] Wifi not working for laptop Intel 8260

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duindain
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[SOLVED] Wifi not working for laptop Intel 8260

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Hey,
I'm trying to get Wifi working for a new laptop but it seems resistant

I have a Intel Wireless 8260 Dual band wifi card it seems to recognise it but there are no drivers for it in Driver Manager, the network connection seems to only work for wired
Output from inxi -Fxz shows

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System:    Host: ******* Kernel: 4.2.0-18-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.6.13  Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
Machine:   Mobo: Notebook model: P65_P67RGRERA Bios: American Megatrends version: 1.05.06 date: 10/01/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 20736 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 3417.375 MHz 2: 2641.945 MHz 3: 2600.101 MHz 4: 3485.828 MHz 5: 3401.531 MHz 6: 3354.609 MHz 7: 3403.867 MHz 8: 3428.851 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 191b bus-ID: 00:02.0 
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 13d8 bus-ID: 01:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.15.1 driver: nvidia Resolution: 3840x2160@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 970M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 346.96 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel Device a170 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 Sound: ALSA ver: k4.2.0-18-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 8260 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.1
           IF: eth1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (3.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 214G used: 7.6G (4%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 16.99GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:44C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 220 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 734.6/15867.8MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.11) inxi: 1.9.17 
lspci

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1910 (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1901 (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 191b (rev 06)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device a12f (rev 31)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device a131 (rev 31)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device a13a (rev 31)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device a103 (rev 31)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device a114 (rev f1)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device a115 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device a14e (rev 31)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Device a121 (rev 31)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device a170 (rev 31)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device a123 (rev 31)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 13d8 (rev a1)
02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5287 (rev 01)
02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 (rev 3a)
lsusb

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Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 5986:066d Acer, Inc 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1c7a:0603 LighTuning Technology Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I've tried some ubuntu tutorials on grabbing the backport and compiling and installing it but this seemed to not work even though my card id was in the backport config already

I've tried updating to the latest kernel which fixed sound and gpu issues but not Wifi unfortunately

I don't particularly want to downgrade on the kernel now since it seems to have fixed a few other issues
Any ideas?
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JeremyB
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Re: Wifi not working for laptop Intel 8260

Post by JeremyB »

Download
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media ... 0.13.0.tgz

Extract it to your home folder, then in terminal

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sudo cp iwlwifi-*.ucode /lib/firmware
Reboot
Last edited by JeremyB on Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:27 am, edited 2 times in total.

duindain
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Re: Wifi not working for laptop Intel 8260

Post by duindain »

JeremyB wrote:Download
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media ... 0.13.0.tgz

Extract it to your home folder, then in terminal

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cp iwlwifi-*.ucode /lib/firmware
Reboot
Thank you, this worked perfectly

Sorry it took me a few days to confirm I ran into some Nvidia driver issues forcing me to have to reinstall a few times before I could get it stable enough to try this fix :)
Cheers

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Re: [SOLVED] Wifi not working for laptop Intel 8260

Post by JeremyB »

If you think the Nvidia worked better with the older kernel, wireless can be made to work

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Re: [SOLVED] Wifi not working for laptop Intel 8260

Post by duindain »

No i think it is just holding on by its teeth regardless of the kernel
I had dual lock screens appearing if i suspended or let it go to screensaver which would crash the gpu after they both attempted to be ontop of each other until they maxed out and goes to a black screen
I think ive sortof fixed this by disabling the screensaver

Also the screen/mouse/keyboard freezes sometimes I have to go to a different session alt f3 then alt f8 to get back to the gui and it unfreezes

I think the hardware is a little to new to be stable i guess, no drivers for the onboard gpu either yet intel 530 so it uses about 1% battery per minute on the 970m heh

Soso experience so far, shouldve gone for a lower end laptop i think

Thanks for your help ;)

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