View Full Version : [SOLVED] Intel 6230 WiFi Card

January 11th, 2012, 02:18 PM
I have a Dell Mini 9 running Ubuntu 11.10. I bought a new Intel 6230 wireless card because I wanted to move from G to N (5 Ghz). It was correctly detected by Ubuntu out of the box.

The card supports the 5 Ghz range and my router does as well (Linksys E3000 running DD-WRT). I am using WPA2 as my security protocol.

For some reason, however, I can't connect via N. Any suggestions?

lspci -k shows:

03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (rev 34)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 AGN
Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
Kernel modules: iwlagn

iwconfig shows:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"**********"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: ***********
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=49/70 Signal level=-61 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:142 Missed beacon:0

iwlist auth shows:

wlan0 Authentication capabilities :

January 11th, 2012, 09:32 PM
I think it may make sense for me to move my post to the Wireless area. I'll look into doing that...

January 12th, 2012, 03:35 PM
This wasn't a problem with my new wireless card -- it is working just fine in 11.10. A restart on my router and now I can see my N (5 Ghz) SSID!