Intel Wireless WiFi: no firmware for iwlwifi [Solved]

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rych
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Intel Wireless WiFi: no firmware for iwlwifi [Solved]

Post#1 by rych » 17 Nov 2018, 09:11

I'm booting into an old laptop, and while the old Porteus 2.1 picks up WiFi no problem, the new Porteus 4.0 doesn't even offer a wireless device anymore! Although, it does recognize the hardware correctly, as per lspci output, as "Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300", kernel in use: iwlwifi. Now, that iwlwifi puts a few lines to dmesg saying that direct firmware load for 3 attempts: iwlwifi-6000-6 /5 /4 failed, and then "no suitable firmware".

Does anyone have a patch for iwlwifi to work with this adapter?
Last edited by rych on 18 Nov 2018, 03:49, edited 1 time in total.

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Intel Wireless WiFi: no firmware for iwlwifi

Post#2 by kalo86 » 17 Nov 2018, 20:58

Hi,
I suppose that the firmware is missing, it's not a problem caused by the driver since it is correctly loaded and used by the kernel.
Please try to add this module on the /porteus/base folder and reboot.
I don't know what firmware is needed by your wireless card, so I included 7 different versions which should be compatible with your wi-fi card.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/s20su3v3 ... 0.xzm/file

Let me know if it helped you!

Bye,
kalo86

rych
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Intel Wireless WiFi: no firmware for iwlwifi

Post#3 by rych » 18 Nov 2018, 03:49

@kalo86, thank you so much. It worked.

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Intel Wireless WiFi: no firmware for iwlwifi [Solved]

Post#4 by kalo86 » 18 Nov 2018, 10:30

No problem Rych! Enjoy your Porteus experience :beer:

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Intel Wireless WiFi: no firmware for iwlwifi [Solved]

Post#5 by carlossp » 03 Sep 2019, 19:43

kalo86 wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 20:58
Hi,
I suppose that the firmware is missing, it's not a problem caused by the driver since it is correctly loaded and used by the kernel.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/s20su3v3 ... 0.xzm/file

Let me know if it helped you!
I had the same problem and your module solved!!

Thank you very much

kalo86
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Intel Wireless WiFi: no firmware for iwlwifi [Solved]

Post#6 by kalo86 » 03 Sep 2019, 20:15

You're welcome! :worship:

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