Ubuntu – No wireless with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 7260


I have just bought a new laptop. Acer v7-582PG. Everything works great with Ubuntu, exept the wireless module. I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 Beta. Still no luck.

It is kind of a new wireless card, so there is very little information out about it.

lspci: 04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 63)

sudo lshw -c network
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -c network
  *-network UNCLAIMED     
       description: Network controller
       product: Wireless 7260
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       version: 63
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:b3500000-b3501fff
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0.1
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.1
       logical name: eth0
       version: 14
       serial: 08:9e:01:c3:24:50
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:62 ioport:4000(size=256) memory:b3404000-b3404fff memory:b3400000-b3403fff

rfkill list all

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ rfkill list all
0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
1: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
2: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

Best Answer

Further research, primarily here, suggests that simply loading the firmware will be ineffective. http://forum.notebookreview.com/networking-wireless/716325-intel-7260-a-6.html

I suggest you download this to your desktop: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/stable/v3.11-rc3/backports-3.11-rc3-1.tar.bz2 Right-click it and select 'Extract Here.' Now open a terminal and do:

cd Desktop/backports-3.11-rc3-1/
make defconfig-iwlwifi
sudo make install

Now reboot and tell us if your wireless is working.

I tested in Ubuntu 13.04 and it compiles perfectly and correctly drives my Intel 6200, but I don't have a 7260 so I can't test further. Fingers crossed! You definitely need the firmware.

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