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    Angry 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    Howdy. I have an HP Envy4 that is running 12.10, with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 that won't work.

    Prior to upgrading it worked (however I had to do a LOT of finagling to get it to), however I did an "apt-get update" and it stopped working, so I decided to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 to see if that solved the issue (it has not).

    Specs below:

    lspci -v
    Code:
    02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 BGN
    	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 17
    	Memory at c0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel modules: iwlwifi
    dmesg | grep iwl
    Code:
    [    9.241059] iwlwifi: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:
    [    9.241064] iwlwifi: Copyright(c) 2003-2012 Intel Corporation
    [    9.241223] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: pci_resource_len = 0x00002000
    [    9.241228] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: pci_resource_base = ffffc900110e8000
    [    9.241232] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: HW Revision ID = 0xC4
    [    9.244425] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
    [    9.523996] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode' failed.
    [    9.555895] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-2030-5.ucode' failed.
    [    9.555902] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: no suitable firmware found!
    rfkill list all
    Code:
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    2: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    iwconfig = empty

    locate 2030-6.ucode
    Code:
    /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode

    Any help would be appreciated. I know the drivers are supposed to be in-tree, but for some reason it still doesn't work!

    HELP! Thanks

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    Re: 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    Let's see if the firmware file is intact and uncorrupted. Please run and post:
    Code:
    ls -al /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode
    Thanks.
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    Re: 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    Interesting. It says that there is "no such file or directory", which i'm assuming means exactly that, however "locate iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode" says it exists in that location. I'm going to redownload it and play it there, see what happens. If you have any other advice on the way i'd appreciate it, and thank you for your help!

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    Re: 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    I'm going to redownload it and play it there, see what happens.
    Meaning what, exactly. I'd think all you need to do is:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-firmware
    sudo modprobe -r iwlwifi
    sudo modprobe iwlwifi
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    Re: 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    Woops. I meant redownload the 2030-6.ucode file and "place" it in the firmware folder. Which I did, and now the the wireless works, however it's super slow so I'm thinking I need to disable N. Thanks for your help Chili!

    Also, since it works downloading the ucode file, would you recommend following your instructions to reinstall the firmware anyway?
    Last edited by caeso; November 29th, 2012 at 10:47 PM.

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    Re: 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    I don't think it's necessary. It's probably only useful for OCD, neat-freak, super sanitary, wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night people like ME!
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    Re: 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    I see, hah. Well thanks. Disabling 11n worked for the speed issue as well. You rock!

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    Re: 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    Awesome! Please use thread tools at the top to mark Solved.
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    Re: 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    @caeso: I've been looking for clues on how to disable 11n in my Centrino N-2230 (I have the same unstability problem with mine).
    Could you please give me some light on it?

    Thank you so much in advance.

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    Re: 12.10, Intel Wireless-N 2230, Not Working

    Quote Originally Posted by arodulfo View Post
    @caeso: I've been looking for clues on how to disable 11n in my Centrino N-2230 (I have the same unstability problem with mine).
    Could you please give me some light on it?

    Thank you so much in advance.
    Please see post #7 here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ht=11n_disable
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