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    Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    Hi!

    I've just bought a Dell Studio 15. In my stupidity I checked off for Intel® Wireless LAN 6200 2x2 802.11a/b/g/n card instead of having Dell Wireless 1397 minicard (802.11 b/g) without checking if it was compatible with Linux.

    I've been searching around, but I haven't found any drivers for it. Does anyone know if there is a driver that will work with this card?

    When I type iwconfig it recognizes that there is a wireless card, but it doesn't find my access point or any of my neighbours access points.

    I can post you the output of iwconfig, lspci and others if you like, will just have to find a network cable for my Dell Studio 15.

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    Re: Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    I´ve the same problem, i bought a Dell Studio 15 1558 with that card and I did´t found drivers for it. As it´s a very new hardware i spect drivers will be avaible soon...

    The extrage thing is that if you look at this PDF from Intel, in the operating systems sections Ubuntu Linux is mentioned... what does that mean?

    http://download.intel.com/network/co...brf/323016.pdf

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    Re: Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    When I type iwconfig it recognizes that there is a wireless card
    If it shows up in iwconfig, then I think it has a driver. Please post:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    rfkill list
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    Here is my result for that:

    Code:
    plaos@plaos-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
      *-network DISABLED      
           description: Wireless interface
           product: Intel Corporation
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
           logical name: wmaster0
           version: 35
           serial: 00:23:14:14:1e:08
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlagn latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
           resources: irq:36 memory:f0500000-f0501fff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 03
           serial: 00:26:b9:22:65:02
           size: 10MB/s
           capacity: 1GB/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
           resources: irq:35 ioport:5000(size=256) memory:f0404000-f0404fff(prefetchable) memory:f0400000-f0403fff(prefetchable) memory:f0420000-f043ffff(prefetchable)
      *-network DISABLED
           description: Ethernet interface
           physical id: 4
           logical name: vboxnet0
           serial: 0a:00:27:00:00:00
           capabilities: ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes
    plaos@plaos-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
    
    plaos@plaos-laptop:~$ rfkill list
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no

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    Re: Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    Just a stab in the dark, but let's see if we can get rid of:
    *-network DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface
    product: Intel Corporation
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    Please try:
    Code:
    sudo rmmod -f dell-laptop
    sudo lshw -C network
    Is DISABLED still there?
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    mmmmm, no luck, just the same message:

    Code:
    plaos@plaos-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod -f dell-laptop
    [sudo] password for plaos: 
    plaos@plaos-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
      *-network DISABLED      
           description: Wireless interface
           product: Intel Corporation
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
           logical name: wmaster0
           version: 35
           serial: 00:23:14:14:1e:08
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlagn latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
           resources: irq:36 memory:f0500000-f0501fff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 03
           serial: 00:26:b9:22:65:02
           size: 10MB/s
           capacity: 1GB/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
           resources: irq:35 ioport:5000(size=256) memory:f0404000-f0404fff(prefetchable) memory:f0400000-f0403fff(prefetchable) memory:f0420000-f043ffff(prefetchable)
      *-network DISABLED
           description: Ethernet interface
           physical id: 4
           logical name: vboxnet0
           serial: 0a:00:27:00:00:00
           capabilities: ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes
    plaos@plaos-laptop:~$

    Why could this be disabled? and, just curious, what is dell_laptop, and why to remove it?

    Check this PDF from Intel:

    http://download.intel.com/network/co...brf/323016.pdf

    Ubuntu Linux is there in Operating Systems (with XP, Vista and 7)...

    Thanks!
    Last edited by janderpola; February 13th, 2010 at 07:10 PM.

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    Re: Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    I have just downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2, and burned to a CD.

    When I boot it in live, i do have wireless and i´m able to connect to wifi networks.

    I also have sound! (i don´t have sound on 9.10). So... i think i will install this although is alpha version. Just have to wait two months for a final version.

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    Re: Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    Oh, perhaps I should try that too. Though, if the wireless works there, the driver should be avalible. Might just need to probe it into the kernel.

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    Re: Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    I've tried installing the 10.04 version several times. It solves the wlan problem, and for the first five seconds, everything seemed fine. But it's way to unstable. If I'm able to get X up and going, it crashes when it goes on standby. And the multimedia keys are a sure way to start an everlasting loop.

    So, is it in any way possible to get the driver for 9.10?

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    Re: Driver for Intel Wireless 6200 LAN card

    Hi i've received a laptop today with this wireless card. I was all day trying to find any driver to solve the problem. Finally i saw that this intel driver is now merged in the kernel of linux http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...wlwifi-2.6.git instead of recompiling the kernel y have just downloaded todays build of ubuntu (in my case kubuntu) and it worked; you can download here:
    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

    I don't know if this build has enough stability to work with, but for my is ok.

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