Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

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Ward Vanlerberghe
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Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Post by Ward Vanlerberghe » January 29th, 2018, 9:45 am

Hello,

According to https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... rking.html the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 is supported from kernel 4.6+.

Any idea when a backport for this kernel version will be available? I got a Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 in my laptop wich should be supported in current version, but I'm not to keen about moving the adapters from one MB to the other.

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Re: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Post by Arne.F » January 29th, 2018, 10:13 am

Any idea when a backport for this kernel version will be available?
Never. We don't plan to integrate new driver backports to the 3.14 kernel because we plan to update to 4.14 in near future.

You can already get a test version but at the moment this version is not really stable because the Meltdown and Spectre changes...
https://people.ipfire.org/~arne_f/highl ... al/kernel/

But be warned... Intel Wlan Boards often are set to "World 00" Region. This will not support the AP modes on other channels than 1-11 (802.11bgn)
We suggest to use Ralink or Atheros modules.
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Re: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Post by Ward Vanlerberghe » January 29th, 2018, 10:20 am

Thx Arne for the swift reply.

Since I'm just experimenting (and on a budget) I will try out the test version and see how it goes. Maybe in the future I'll buy myself a new adapter.

Cheers!

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Re: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Post by peterenis » February 10th, 2018, 1:32 am

Arne.F wrote:
January 29th, 2018, 10:13 am
But be warned... Intel Wlan Boards often are set to "World 00" Region. This will not support the AP modes on other channels than 1-11 (802.11bgn)
We suggest to use Ralink or Atheros modules.
Just trolling around... thought you might like to know.

This has worked for me with a 7265D 3160 and 3165

https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... 389#351389

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