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!

Author: Arsenick

Hi all! I'm a 27 years old guy from Quebec city, Canada. I've been playing with Linux since 1998 and start to earn my life using Linux and FOSS around 2005. Since then I've earned few certification and courses including CLP10 (Certified Linux Professional from Novell), RHCE (RedHat Certified Engineer) and JBOSS Administration course. I'm a Linux sys admin and I'm working here in Quebec city for a small company who are RedHat Advanced partner since few years. So I'm trying to always keep me updated on new technology and new RedHat product. The best way I've found to do it is to use and contribute to the Fedora Community. So I've joined the community in mid 2009 as a Fedora Ambassadors, I still learning how everything work in a opensource community, but I really liked what I saw at the 2009 FUDCON in Toronto.

7 thoughts on “Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6230 AGN not working by default with Fedora 15”

  1. 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!

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