Wireless Products
Intel® Wi-Fi Products
Linux* Support for Intel® Wi-Fi Adapters

Linux* drivers
The Linux drivers are part of the upstream Linux kernel and are available through the regular channels, distributions, or The Linux Kernel Archives. Intel supports use of the drivers only in the kernel version the driver was a part of. See the table below for the list of supported devices.

Driver development
Driver development is done in the open source Linux community. More information can be found on the community page. Development support is only available through the open source community mailing lists. Intel does not provide support for development drivers.

The wireless device requires firmware for operation. Firmware usually ships with your distribution, but the latest versions can also be found here. The firmware is provided under its own license, found in each download. You can download the firmware from the links in the table below or go directly to the repository of firmware blobs for use with the Linux kernel.

To install the firmware, copy the files into the distribution-specific firmware directory, /lib/firmware. Check your distribution documentation for more information if this directory does not work. If you configure the kernel yourself, make sure firmware loading is enabled.

Device Kernels Firmware
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (starting from firmware XX.XX.13.0 and kernel 4.1) 4.2+ https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi-7265-ucode-
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265,
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265,
Intel® Wireless-N 7265
4.2+ https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi-7265-ucode-
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 4.2+ iwlwifi-3160-ucode-
4.1+ iwlwifi-3160-ucode-
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260,
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260,
Intel® Wireless-N 7260,
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
4.2+ iwlwifi-7260-ucode-
4.1+ iwlwifi-7260-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230,
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030,
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130,
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
2.6.36+ iwlwifi-6000g2b-ucode-
2.6.36+ iwlwifi-6000g2b-ucode-
3.2+ iwlwifi-6000g2b-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135 3.2+ iwlwifi-135-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105 3.2+ iwlwifi-105-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 3.2+ iwlwifi-2000-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 3.2+ iwlwifi-2030-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 3.2+ iwlwifi-1000-ucode-
2.6.30+ iwlwifi-1000-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 3.2+ iwlwifi-6000g2a-ucode-
2.6.35+ iwlwifi-6000g2a-ucode-
2.6.35+ iwlwifi-6000g2a-ucode-
2.6.35+ iwlwifi-6000g2a-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100 2.6.37+ iwlwifi-100-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150,
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
2.6.30+ iwlwifi-6050-ucode-
2.6.37+ iwlwifi-6050-ucode-
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300,
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
2.6.30+ iwlwifi-6000-ucode-
2.6.30+ iwlwifi-6000-ucode-
2.6.30+ iwlwifi-6000-ucode-
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100AGN,
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5300AGN,
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5350AGN
2.6.27+ iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11.tar.gz
2.6.30+ iwlwifi-5000-ucode-
2.6.38+ iwlwifi-5000-ucode-
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5150AGN 2.6.29+ iwlwifi-5150-ucode-

Intel supports issues related to the download and installation of software only. Contact Intel at Email Technical Support. Chat and phone support is not available. Intel does not support older devices, but these devices can still work and can be supported in the Wireless Networking Community. Driver support can be found on the Linux community page.

Related topics
Firmware license
Linux drivers

Operating System:


This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-034398
Last Modified: 20-Aug-2015
Date Created: 16-Jun-2013
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