Intel card N6205 with b3

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Intel card N6205 with b3

Post by switchgott » 25 Jun 2014, 10:05

does someone has get an intel card N6205 get working with b3?
System is up to date, and i get everytime this error:

root@b3:/lib/modules/ modprobe -r iwlagn ; modprobe iwlagn
FATAL: Error inserting iwlagn (/lib/modules/ Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

iwlagn: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_tkip_key (err 0)

Any idea how to fix this?


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Re: Intel card N6205 with b3

Post by Cheeseboy » 28 Jun 2014, 14:25


I have not tried this on the B3, but I had some issues with it on a laptop.
Did you install the firmware? It is not on the B3 by default...



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Re: Intel card N6205 with b3

Post by ingo2 » 29 Jun 2014, 06:43

1. The module to load for 6205 Wifi-card is 'iwlwifi' (here the info from my Wheezy desktop):

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$ lsmod | grep iwl
iwlwifi               166761  0 
mac80211              192806  1 iwlwifi
cfg80211              137243  2 mac80211,iwlwifi
2. The necessary firmware file (kernel ≤ 3.2) is

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version	(iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode)
It has to be placed in /lib/firmware.

One remark in case you want to set-up an access point:
This Intel-card works great in infrastucture mode. In AP-mode it is crippled and only allows channels 1 - 11 in the 2.4GHz band, nothing on 5GHz. Unfortunately Intel has placed the channel-table not in an EEPROM, but in an OTP-ROM. Thus it is possible to patch/overwrite the table to enable channels 12+13 and also 5GHz, and this survives a reboot, but on every power loss the patch is lost and the card reverts to the original state.

UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are.

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