802.11ac not working or what?

I have linksys wrt1900ac an Intel 7260HMW IEEE 802.11AC, dual-band, 2x2 Wi-Fi both are AC devices but it does not function :S what the hell should I do?

Maybe put them in a computer. And may install an operating system on that computer.

And when it still does not function and that operating system is a supported version of openSUSE, you can try to find help from your fellow openSUSE users here. But of course you then tell them as much information as you have and not none at all.

The version of openSUSE and all that is suggested in the “sticky” threads at the top of this wireless forum: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/391535-My-wireless-doesn-t-work-a-primer-on-what-I-should-do-next

I have 13.2 and hardware above, and what I mean is I am not getting proper ac speeds I am getting 54mb/s and I am using 5ghz wifi frequency.

More information about your hardware would be useful here. What do the following report?

/usr/sbin/hwinfo --wlan
/usr/sbin/iw list

Oputput:


18: PCI 300.0: 0282 WLAN controller                             
  [Created at pci.328]
  Unique ID: 3Lq+.mdorCIfiFAF
  Parent ID: Z7uZ.dT5DSM9yKK9
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:03:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Intel WLAN controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x08b1 
  SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  SubDevice: pci 0x4070 
  Revision: 0x73
  Driver: "iwlwifi"
  Driver Modules: "iwlwifi"
  Device File: bz0
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0xf3500000-0xf3501fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 51 (no events)
  HW Address: 80:86:f2:dd:a0:6d
  Link detected: yes
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 149 153 157 161 165
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.745 5.765 5.785 5.805 5.825
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d000008B1sv00008086sd00004070bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: iwlwifi is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwlwifi"
  Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #9 (PCI bridge)

Ouptut:


Wiphy phy0
        max # scan SSIDs: 20
        max scan IEs length: 393 bytes
        Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
        Device supports RSN-IBSS.
        Device supports AP-side u-APSD.
        Supported Ciphers:
                * CCMP (00-0f-ac:4)
                * TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
                * WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
                * WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
                * CMAC (00-0f-ac:6)
                * WPI-SMS4 (00-14-72:1)
        Available Antennas: TX 0 RX 0
        Supported interface modes:
                 * IBSS
                 * managed
                 * AP
                 * AP/VLAN
                 * monitor
                 * P2P-client
                 * P2P-GO
                 * P2P-device
        Band 1:
                Capabilities: 0x11e2
                        HT20/HT40
                        Static SM Power Save
                        RX HT20 SGI
                        RX HT40 SGI
                        TX STBC
                        RX STBC 1-stream
                        Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
                        DSSS/CCK HT40
                Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
                Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 4 usec (0x05)
                HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15, 32
                Bitrates (non-HT):
                        * 1.0 Mbps
                        * 2.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 5.5 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 11.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 6.0 Mbps
                        * 9.0 Mbps
                        * 12.0 Mbps
                        * 18.0 Mbps
                        * 24.0 Mbps
                        * 36.0 Mbps
                        * 48.0 Mbps
                        * 54.0 Mbps
                Frequencies:
                        * 2412 MHz [1] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2417 MHz [2] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2422 MHz [3] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2427 MHz [4] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2432 MHz [5] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2437 MHz [6] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2442 MHz [7] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2447 MHz [8] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2452 MHz [9] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2457 MHz [10] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2462 MHz [11] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2467 MHz [12] (disabled)
                        * 2472 MHz [13] (disabled)
        Band 2:
                Capabilities: 0x11e2
                        HT20/HT40
                        Static SM Power Save
                        RX HT20 SGI
                        RX HT40 SGI
                        TX STBC
                        RX STBC 1-stream
                        Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
                        DSSS/CCK HT40
                Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
                Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 4 usec (0x05)
                HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15, 32
                VHT Capabilities (0x038071a0):
                        Max MPDU length: 3895
                        Supported Channel Width: neither 160 nor 80+80
                        short GI (80 MHz)
                        TX STBC
                        SU Beamformee
                VHT RX MCS set:
                        1 streams: MCS 0-9
                        2 streams: MCS 0-9
                        3 streams: not supported
                        4 streams: not supported
                        5 streams: not supported
                        6 streams: not supported
                        7 streams: not supported
                        8 streams: not supported
                VHT RX highest supported: 0 Mbps
                VHT TX MCS set:
                        1 streams: MCS 0-9
                        2 streams: MCS 0-9
                        3 streams: not supported
                        4 streams: not supported
                        5 streams: not supported
                        6 streams: not supported
                        7 streams: not supported
                        8 streams: not supported
                VHT TX highest supported: 0 Mbps
                Bitrates (non-HT):
                        * 6.0 Mbps
                        * 9.0 Mbps
                        * 12.0 Mbps
                        * 18.0 Mbps
                        * 24.0 Mbps
                        * 36.0 Mbps
                        * 48.0 Mbps
                        * 54.0 Mbps
                Frequencies:
                        * 5180 MHz [36] (17.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5200 MHz [40] (17.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5220 MHz [44] (17.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5240 MHz [48] (17.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5260 MHz [52] (22.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 150024 sec)
                        * 5280 MHz [56] (22.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 150024 sec)
                        * 5300 MHz [60] (22.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 150024 sec)
                        * 5320 MHz [64] (22.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 150024 sec)
                        * 5500 MHz [100] (disabled)
                        * 5520 MHz [104] (disabled)
                        * 5540 MHz [108] (disabled)
                        * 5560 MHz [112] (disabled)
                        * 5580 MHz [116] (disabled)
                        * 5600 MHz [120] (disabled)
                        * 5620 MHz [124] (disabled)
                        * 5640 MHz [128] (disabled)
                        * 5660 MHz [132] (disabled)
                        * 5680 MHz [136] (disabled)
                        * 5700 MHz [140] (disabled)
                        * 5720 MHz [144] (disabled)
                        * 5745 MHz [149] (22.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5765 MHz [153] (22.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5785 MHz [157] (22.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5805 MHz [161] (22.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5825 MHz [165] (22.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
        Supported commands:
                 * new_interface
                 * set_interface
                 * new_key
                 * start_ap
                 * new_station
                 * new_mpath
                 * set_mesh_config
                 * set_bss
                 * authenticate
                 * associate
                 * deauthenticate
                 * disassociate
                 * join_ibss
                 * join_mesh
                 * remain_on_channel
                 * set_tx_bitrate_mask
                 * frame
                 * frame_wait_cancel
                 * set_wiphy_netns
                 * set_channel
                 * set_wds_peer
                 * start_sched_scan
                 * probe_client
                 * set_noack_map
                 * register_beacons
                 * start_p2p_device
                 * set_mcast_rate
                 * Unknown command (104)
                 * connect
                 * disconnect
        Supported TX frame types:
                 * IBSS: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * managed: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * AP: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * mesh point: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * P2P-client: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * P2P-device: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
        Supported RX frame types:
                 * IBSS: 0x40 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * managed: 0x40 0xd0
                 * AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * mesh point: 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0
                 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * P2P-device: 0x40 0xd0
        WoWLAN support:
                 * wake up on disconnect
                 * wake up on magic packet
                 * wake up on pattern match, up to 20 patterns of 16-128 bytes,
                   maximum packet offset 0 bytes
                 * can do GTK rekeying
                 * wake up on GTK rekey failure
                 * wake up on EAP identity request
                 * wake up on 4-way handshake
                 * wake up on rfkill release
                 * wake up on TCP connection
        software interface modes (can always be added):
                 * AP/VLAN
                 * monitor
        valid interface combinations:
                 * #{ managed } <= 1, #{ AP, P2P-client, P2P-GO } <= 1, #{ P2P-device } <= 1,
                   total <= 3, #channels <= 1
        HT Capability overrides:
                 * MCS: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
                 * maximum A-MSDU length
                 * supported channel width
                 * short GI for 40 MHz
                 * max A-MPDU length exponent
                 * min MPDU start spacing
        Device supports TX status socket option.
        Device supports HT-IBSS.
        Device supports scan flush.

The output does confirm no 802.11ac support, and this is determined by the driver and firmware versions in use. I don’t pretend to know if/when such support arrived, but a quick google indicates that your chipset may provide 802.11ac connectivity for some users using recent kernels. I’ll leave you to look into that further.

These pages might be relevant too
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034398.htm
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi

It should be possible to compile a newer driver if required, or consider trying a newer kernel. Check out out /lib/firmware to check which version of iwlwifi firmware you have installed (eg I’m using openSUSE 13.1 and have iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode supplied by the ‘kernel-firmware’ package).

ls firmware/iw*
firmware/iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-100-5.ucode   firmware/iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-105-6.ucode   firmware/iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-135-6.ucode   firmware/iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-2000-6.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-6000g2b-5.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-3160-8.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-7260-8.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-7260-9.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-7265-8.ucode
firmware/iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode  firmware/iwlwifi-7265-9.ucode

have them all :slight_smile:

So I see. As far as I understand, and I could be wrong about this, the driver will load a particular version and this is shown by

modinfo iwlwifi

For example, my driver version expects to find and load the following

firmware:       iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode

This is why I wonder if a newer driver version (or upgraded kernel) will help here.

One of the pages I linked to in my previous post mentions

Bugzilla Issues can be filed in kernel’s bugzilla. Make sure to add ilw@linux.intel.com to the bug.

So I wonder if you might get support/advice from the email address given?

Just a thought…
Maybe blacklist the firmware you don’t want on the chance the remaining one would be forced to load?

(Noticing that according to your post perhaps an earlier version is being preferred over a later)

The next step probably should be as deano suggests…

  • Install a newer kernel. Leading and bleeding edge (usually incomplete so not accepted into the main repos yet) are available in the Factory repo. If you install anything from the Factory repo, be sure <not> to “enable” the repo which could upgrade your entire system including apps to unstable versions.
  • Add the Wireless repo and see if anything from that repo might provide more functional drivers or firmware.

The above 2 options are easy to try before exploring more difficult possibilities.
Getting the Factory kernel
Probably the easiest way is to navigate this way…

  • Go to http://software.opensuse.org
    Search “kernel” and select the type of kernel you wish (desktop, vanilla, default, etc)
  • Click on the link “show other versions”
  • Click on Factory, select the “One Click Install”
    Again, reminder <do not> enable the Factory repo.

As for the wireless driver repository…
Wow, it seems to be gone (it’s empty).
Or, I’m looking in the wrong place…
So, it might be that is no longer an option, but you can still try the suggestions in the stickies in this Forum.

TSU

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