Ubuntu – WiFi on ASUS ROG GX501 works with Ubuntu 18.04, fails on Ubuntu 16.04 (Intel Wireless AC 9560)


I had no luck getting this to work with Ubuntu 16.04, and I would like to.
But here is what I did to get to work on Ubuntu 18.04 (since 9560 requires 4.14+ kernel version according to Intel official rel.)

  1. sudo su
  2. rm -f /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-9000*
  3. wget https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi-9000-pu-b0-jf-b0-34.618819.0.tgz; tar -xvzf iwlwifi-9000-pu-b0-jf-b0-34.618819.0.tgz; cp iwlwifi-9000-pu-b0-jf-b0-34.618819.0/iwlwifi-9000-pu-b0-jf-b0-34.ucode /lib/firmware/
  4. echo "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=8" >> /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
  5. Assign the code to REGDOMAIN in the file /etc/default/crda (intl. codes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2)
  6. reboot

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