Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6230 AGN not working by default with Fedora 15

I just got a new laptop, from my new job ( Yeah! ) and I was testing Fedora 15 on it. It’s a Toshiba Tecra R850 and by default on Fedora 15 with all available update applied in date of 28 May 2011.

So if you get something like this in your dmesg output, you probably just don’t have the right package.

    [ 8.751626] iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:d
    [ 8.751628] iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
    [ 8.751729] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    [ 8.751769] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [ 8.751909] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6230 AGN, REV=0xB0
    [ 8.762800] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: device EEPROM VER=0x716, CALIB=0x6
    [ 8.762802] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: Device SKU: 0Xb
    [ 8.762804] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: Valid Tx ant: 0X3, Valid Rx ant: 0X3
    [ 8.762830] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
    [ 8.763257] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: irq 49 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 8.905727] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-6000g2b-5.ucode' failed.
    [ 8.907145] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-6000g2b-4.ucode' failed.
    [ 8.907150] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: no suitable firmware found!
    [ 8.907448] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A disabled

To resolve the issue simply install iwl6000g2b-firmware.noarch using yum.

# yum install iwl6000g2b-firmware.noarch

That's it, the package is just not installed by default!
  1. How can I configure the driver to make it works after installation? I am a newby in Fedora

    • There was no more configuration needed after the rpm has been installed+reboot, everything should be ok.

    • Thistletea
    • September 13th, 2011

    thank you! I having this problem for weeks.

  2. Thanks for the post! couldn’t figure out what drivers to use for ages..

    • laosuys
    • December 11th, 2011

    I have an Acer 3830TG with (alas!) a Broadcom wifi/bluetooth card. But it won’t work out of the box (fedora 16 Live) and reading about it worries me a bit…
    So I think I’ll buy one. Thanks!

    • JCS
    • May 4th, 2012

    Thanks! This did the trick also for my Dell n5510 running FC 16

  1. May 4th, 2012
    Trackback from : Dell n5110 wireless

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