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intel centrino advanced n6200
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:20:54 pm »
Hello,

I am very new to linux and really love the peppermint os but have a little problem.

I am running an thinkpad L412 which has the above wifi card. I think I have found the driver, iwlwifi-6000-4, and have downloaded it to the laptop. However I am now at a loss as to what my next steps are.

I know there are instructions with the download but can't figure them out.

Please can someone give me simple step by step instructions what to do in laymans terms.

Many thanks

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Re: intel centrino advanced n6200
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 12:23:23 am »
Good Morning Bob
Don't want to be speaking out of turn but I don't think you need to install any wifi drivers for Peppermint - certainly from 7 onwards any road - but I stand to be corrected by Mark or any of the inner circle  ;)

I did have a very similar wifi card to yours installed on my Dell E6430 laptop that worked 'out the box' with Pepp 8 on a live USB. I made a copy of the specs at the time:

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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude E6430 v: 01
           Mobo: Dell model: 0H3MT5 v: A00 Bios: Dell v: A18 date: 01/18/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3720QM (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 1623 MHz 2: 1200 MHz 3: 1199 MHz
           4: 3400 MHz 5: 2599 MHz 6: 1202 MHz 7: 1199 MHz 8: 1289 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF108GLM [NVS 5200M]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1600x900@59.99hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>

Note the second to last line where it shows the Intel wifi card with the iwlwif driver.

Are you sure you have got the wifi card enabled? - apparently there is both a  there is a hardware & a software wireless switch on these laptops - look here:

https://ccit.college.columbia.edu/knowledgebase/article/how-manage-wireless-lenovo-laptops

From what I've seen I believe your hardware wireless switch is on the right side edge right near the front on your laptop

HTH  :)
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Re: intel centrino advanced n6200
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 07:25:58 am »
Bigoeuf is correct, iwlwifi is part of the kernel so doesn't need to be 'installed'.

Can you post the output from:
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
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sudo lshw -C network
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rfkill list
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iwconfig
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sudo iwlist scan
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Re: intel centrino advanced n6200
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 12:51:49 pm »
Not a problem with the OS but a problem with the operator. Just found the (tiny) switch to turn on wifi!!!! Still having a problem with installing a driver for a webcam though. I have the driver but need to install it. Thank you.

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Re: intel centrino advanced n6200
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 12:57:47 pm »
Webcam has nothing to do with "intel centrino advanced n6200", please start a new topic with a descriptive title for your new issue (one issue per topic) .. so it can be marked (SOLVED) if it ever is, and so others with the same issue can more easily find it.

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Re: intel centrino advanced n6200
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 01:38:42 pm »
Thank you. Apologies for the slow reply but have been travelling. Now closed.