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Hey all,

I'm refurbing an older Dell D630 for use as a WLAN analysis and network troubleshooting laptop. I've got Fedora 20 loaded on it and things are thus far going along swimmingly.

It currently has an Intel 3945 A/B/G card. puke.gif As virtually all networks I work with are 802.11n or ac, I really need a card capable of those amendments so that I can do packet caps, etc.

So.... does anyone know if the Intel 7260ac will work correctly in Fedora 20? I'd rather hear from some folks firsthand before I plunk $30 on one. smile.gif
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I specifically order only Intel WiFi chips because they have the best Linux support now. That said the 7260 is actually the exact chip I upgraded my laptop to. You will need a recent kernel or back ported driver support. Do you know what Linux kernel version you are currently on?

(Specifically I upgraded to the 7260hmw)
    
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Code:
cat /proc/sys/kernel/osrelease

reveals the following:
Code:
3.16.6-200.fc20.x86_64

Is that what you needed?
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Yes. That's new enough to have kernel driver support for the 7260 series. Should be plug and play.
    
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Intel wireless cards are the best for Linux due to the iwlwifi driver being very capable.

That kernel does have support for the Intel 7260, support was added on the 3.10 kernel and your rolling on 3.16.

When you install the card if its not detected automatically or appears in 'iwconfig' or 'lsmod | grep iwlwifi' has no output then you can install it via: 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi' then 'sudo modprobe iwlwifi'.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xaero252 View Post

Yes. That's new enough to have kernel driver support for the 7260 series. Should be plug and play.

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Originally Posted by vpex View Post

Intel wireless cards are the best for Linux due to the iwlwifi driver being very capable.

That kernel does have support for the Intel 7260, support was added on the 3.10 kernel and your rolling on 3.16.

When you install the card if its not detected automatically or appears in 'iwconfig' or 'lsmod | grep iwlwifi' has no output then you can install it via: 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi' then 'sudo modprobe iwlwifi'.

Gotcha. I think it'll probably be yum instead of apt, but your point is well made and noted. smile.gif

Thanks very much to the both of you.
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Quote:
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Gotcha. I think it'll probably be yum instead of apt, but your point is well made and noted. smile.gif

Of cause it would be wink.gif, I read the title as Debian and Intel and then I missed the Fedora Core 20 in the kernel release string. Oops.
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works like a peach in my centos 7..worked like a peach long ago in Arch long before any of the others.
 
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