My wifi is behaving strangely (not scanning, not connecting to networks) to remedy this I'm trying to install drivers from Intel. The device is an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205. The documentation wasn't very clear on how to install it. I downloaded the
iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode file from this Intel page, and copied that ucode file to /lib/firmware directory. That's all the documentation that came with the file told me to do. The information on this page is pretty much the same info I got with the ucode file from intel. There's some stuff about a firmware loader and kernel config file that I don't understand.
When I run
$ sudo lshw -c network I find the following:
*-network description: Wireless interface product: Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 34 serial: a0:88:b4:30:4b:08 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.8.0-35-generic firmware=126.96.36.199 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn resources: irq:43 memory:c0500000-c0501fff
It looks to me that
driverversion=3.8.0-35-generic means the kernel is using some generic Intel driver and not the one I just downloaded from Intel. Am I correct? and if so, how to I get the kernel to start using the new driver?