I'm a new Ubuntu user trying to get my wifi working properly.

How do I install a downloaded driver?

After changing some configurations in my router I'm able to get 5Mbps on my laptop (but +100Mbps on my smartphone)

I've also followed this whole itsfoss tutorial but I'm still not getting the full speed.

Recently I've found the proper driver on intel.com.

I've copied the iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode file to /libfirmware

But I guess my wifi is still using the generic driver.

$ lshw -C network

       description: Wireless interface
       product: Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak]
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: wlp3s0
       version: 00
       serial: 00:26:c7:b2:b3:18
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=5.4.0-29-generic firmware= build 35138 ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
$ cat /etc/os-release
$ lsb_release -a
$ hostnamectl

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Release:    20.04
Codename:   focal
root@roberto-HP-Pavilion-dm4-Notebook-PC:/home/roberto# hostnamectl
   Static hostname: roberto-HP-Pavilion-dm4-Notebook-PC
         Icon name: computer-laptop
           Chassis: laptop
        Machine ID: 4261b4ee39b7492d88bca690bdbcb8eb
           Boot ID: 999a755c19264f008eb441c6607ab432
  Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
            Kernel: Linux 5.4.0-29-generic
      Architecture: x86-64
$ lspci -knn | grep Net -A3; rfkill list

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak] [8086:0084]
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 BGN [8086:1315]
    Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
    Kernel modules: iwlwifi
0: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
2: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
3: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
  • Are you using a USB dongle or a built-in PCI device? Why do you thiing you have an Intel device? There is absolutely no information about your device in your question.
    – Pilot6
    Commented May 12, 2020 at 13:15
  • Please edit your question and add output of lspci -knn | grep Net -A3; rfkill list terminal command.
    – Pilot6
    Commented May 12, 2020 at 13:20
  • Did you try using ubuntu-drivers autoinstall yet?
    – iggy12345
    Commented May 12, 2020 at 13:49
  • Sorry, guys. My mistake. I'll update with lspci -knn | grep Net -A3; rfkill list. And the right part of lshw -C network Commented May 12, 2020 at 22:41
  • @iggy12345, following results: ~$ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall No drivers found for installation. Commented May 12, 2020 at 22:52

1 Answer 1


Sorry, guys! My mistake.

By executing: $ nmcli dev wifi list

1. I've realized it was a router configuration.

It was only 802.11b (limited to 11mbps).

I've changed to 802.11n (up to 130mbps).

2. I've also realized that

There is a bug on Intel Support for Linux Page. The Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 firmware versions are switched between Kernel versions 3.2+ and 2.6.30+.

Then I've followed this steps:

$ tar -xvzf iwlwifi-1000-ucode- 
$ cd iwlwifi-1000-ucode-
$ sudo cp iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode /lib/firmware/

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