[SOLVED] Installing firmware for Intel Wireless 7260

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[SOLVED] Installing firmware for Intel Wireless 7260

Postby ribault » 2020-09-29 18:18

I am trying to find a driver for an Intel Corporation Wireless 7260, in order to get wifi working on a laptop W550SU1. Apparently the needed firmware is called iwm. I found a file at http://firmware.openbsd.org/firmware/snapshots/ . After unzipping the .tgz I got a file called iwm-7260-17.

However, dpkg complains as follows:

sudo dpkg -i iwm-7260-17
dpkg-deb: error: 'iwm-7260-17' is not a Debian format archive
dpkg: error processing archive iwm-7260-17 (--install):
dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
iwm-7260-17


Is this the right file? How can it be installed?
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Re: Installing firmware for Intel Corporation Wireless 7260

Postby arochester » 2020-09-29 18:25

As Root, sudo if you have it.
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apt install firmware-iwlwifi
and Reboot
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Re: Installing firmware for Intel Corporation Wireless 7260

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-09-29 19:01

ribault wrote:Apparently the needed firmware is called iwm

No, that's the OpenBSD firmware for the iwm(4) driver.
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Re: Installing firmware for Intel Corporation Wireless 7260

Postby ribault » 2020-09-29 19:07

Thank you @arochester, this works.
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Re: [SOLVED] Installing firmware for Intel Wireless 7260

Postby stevepusser » 2020-09-29 20:55

For beginners stumbling upon this thread, the nonfree section of the repo also must be enabled, as shown in the Debian wiki entry on firmware. Go there first for answers instead of getting random and often wrong answers from search engines.
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