I am trying to fix the wifi in my Intel NUC. I have the
Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 7265, REV=0x210. The driver is trying to load 'iwlwifi-7265D-24.ucode` but according to dmesg, that fails with error -2 (see below).
$ uname -a Linux britt-desktop 4.8.0-27-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 20 21:03:13 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ dmesg | grep 7265D [ 14.578598] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-24.ucode failed with error -2 [ 14.578612] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-23.ucode failed with error -2 $ modinfo iwlwifi | grep iwlwifi filename: /lib/modules/4.8.0-27-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/iwlwifi.ko firmware: iwlwifi-7265D-24.ucode
Any idea how to get the correct firmware to load? Thank you
I found a copy of iwlwifi-7265D-24.ucode and moved it to /lib/firmware. The errors are gone, but my wifi performance is still very low (~1/10th what the other older machines on the network are getting).
I have a ASUS RT-AC68W wireless router and I am using the 5GHz band. After I changed the wireless mode to N/AC mixed (it was on Auto), the download speeds went back up to >100Mbps. I'll keep an eye on it, but this may have fixed it. I also and using firmware iwlwifi-7265D-22.ucode for now as 24 and 23 are not in the directories.
sudo wget https://github.com/OpenELEC/iwlwifi-firmware/raw/master/firmware/iwlwifi-7265D-22.ucode