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  1. #1
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    Intel Wireless-N 7260 card not working on Lenovo Ideapad Y510P

    I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P (59405661 Model)

    The Wireless Card is an Intel Wireless-N 7260 (802.11bgn) card
    I downloaded the wireless driver from http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi, opened the file, and copied the .ucode file into /lib/firmware/

    I haven't been able to get it to load the driver and am still unable to connect to wireless networks. Is there anything I'm missing or anything else I could try?


    Code:
    root@Kali:~# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
    00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 05)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 05)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d5)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev d5)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 05)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM86 Express LPC Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode](rev 05)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 755M] (rev a1)
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
    
    08:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73)
    
    root@Kali:~# dmesg | grep iwlwifi
    root@Kali:~# dmesg | tail
    [ 4473.416359] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
    [ 4473.424688] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
    [ 4473.424696] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
    [ 4473.424701] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 4473.424706] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 4473.424710] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 4473.424714] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 4473.424717] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 4480.105281] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: WARN Event TRB for slot 1 ep 6 with no TDs queued?
    [ 4480.105287] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: WARN Event TRB for slot 1 ep 0 with no TDs queued?
    
    root@Kali:~# modprobe -r iwlwifi
    root@Kali:~# modprobe iwlwifi
    
    root@Kali:~# cd ../lib/firmware
    root@Kali:/lib/firmware# ls -an | grep iwlwifi
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  337520 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  337572 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-100-5.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  689680 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-105-6.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  701228 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-135-6.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  695876 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-2000-6.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  707392 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  150100 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  187972 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  353240 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  340696 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  337400 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  454608 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  444128 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  677296 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  679436 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  463692 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  469780 Jan  5  2013 iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode
    
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  683236 Jan  5 00:14 iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode
    
    drwxr-xr-x  2 1000 1000    4096 Jan  5 00:17 iwlwifi-7260-ucode-22.1.7.0
    -rw-r--r--  1    0    0  341956 Jan  4 14:21 iwlwifi-7260-ucode-22.1.7.0.tgz
    root@Kali:/lib/firmware#
    Last edited by PlasmaWaffle; 2014-01-07 at 06:38. Reason: Edited title to make thread easier to find for people who have the same issue in the future

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    After some long hard searching I found a solution!!!
    First of all, the firmware file mentioned in the original post needs to be put into /lib/firmware/


    Then: modify the file /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following lines:

    Code:
    deb http://http.kali.org/ /kali main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/ /wheezy main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main/debian-installer
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main/debian-installer
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-fr$
    Then run:
    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade 
    apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    After this, I restarted the computer and it worked! However this might do the same thing for anybody else trying (if not then just restart)
    Code:
    modprobe -r iwldvm  <--If it is not loaded, OK, please proceed
    modprobe -r iwlwifi <--If it is not loaded, OK, please proceed
    modprobe iwlwifi

    Edit: Wow, this killed 3 birds with one stone for me. My Wireless and Ethernet weren't working, AND the computer wouldn't shut down properly. After this, EVERYTHING is now working!
    Last edited by PlasmaWaffle; 2014-01-07 at 06:42.

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    hi
    i have 64 bit kali
    and kali show me this eroor:

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.kali.org/kali-securi...pdates/Release Unable to find expected entry 'non-fr$/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    what is it?????????????
    how can i inestall the wifi card????????????????

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    I have the same problem. I tried the steps above and got similer erros. I too have the 64 bit version of kali. Anyone have a solution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coskhol View Post
    hi
    i have 64 bit kali
    and kali show me this eroor:

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.kali.org/kali-securi...pdates/Release Unable to find expected entry 'non-fr$/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    what is it?????????????
    how can i inestall the wifi card????????????????
    I've bolded the issue. Just change it to non-free in the sources file

  6. #6
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    I have this same problem. It seems as if the driver isn't installed correctly on my end. Your fix posted above didn't solve it for me however, I've tried many other solutions to get it fixed. Nothing so far. My problem is that it doesn't show up as Intel 7260 when i do a lspci in shell. It shows as some generic (random?) Intel device.

    That's where I'm stuck right now.

    Edit:Found a solution that worked for me.

    WARNING: This is a git made especially for Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (and other Lenovo Yoga) laptops. This will likely not work for other makes or models. Proceed on your own risk.

    First of all, fresh hard disk install of Kali 1.0.8 is required. Run below as root.

    1) Start terminal. Input: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y <--- First we update and upgrade so everything is up to date.
    2) In terminal write: aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    3) In terminal write: apt-get build-dep linux-image-$(uname -r)
    4) git clone https://github.com/pfps/yoga-laptop.git
    5) make ideapad-laptop
    6) make ideapad-laptop-install
    7) You will/might receive an error regarding:
    "udevadm hwdb --update missing or unknown command". This is OK. The main priority is that lines above execute without any errors.
    8) reboot

    Result: Trackpad is not as twitchy. WIFI + Bluetooth works again without problems.

    I hope this solution can help some as it took me a solid three days to find a good solution for my make and model. If it helped you, please let me and others know!

    searchable tags: yoga 2 pro wifi, lenovo yoga hardware block, yoga 2 pro rfkill
    Last edited by radiofreq; 2014-08-03 at 17:05. Reason: Found a solution that worked for me

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    Thanks radiofreq that worked!
    I still have the issue of insanely high resolution. Is there a way to scale the destop to the resolution or lower the resolution?
    Thanks!

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    After days of searching and trying stuff, I just followed the instructions by chili555 at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2242147&page=2 and my wifi is finally working. I'm running an ASUS Q302LA with kernel 3.14 and an Intel AC7260 wireless card (device 08b1, subsystem device 4c70.)

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    Hi there

    I just installed kali Linux on my Lenovo yoga 2 pro via vmware and using bridged Connection.

    If i lspci it dont show any wireless adapter!

    Unfortunately i cant apt-get update if there is no inetconnection...

    Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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    hi guys

    i installed now kali a few times over vmware (bridged connection).

    updating sourcelist and follow instructions of plasmawaffle ends here in a blackscreen after rebooting.

    now i wanted to try radiofreq tip, just stuck with the git clone. make ideapad-laptop doesnt seem to work! (no rule to make target)

    now after restarting, a Login for Gnome Linux appears, without working with my username and pw...

    Need help please :S
    Last edited by k1337oris; 2015-03-09 at 17:14.

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    Hey guys! I also have a Wireless-N 7260 and if i follow the steps in the first 2 posts, my whole kali seems to be fucked up after restart. The card is working pretty well but only packet injection does not work. Anybody knows this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischu1989 View Post
    Hey guys! I also have a Wireless-N 7260 and if i follow the steps in the first 2 posts, my whole kali seems to be silly after restart. The card is working pretty well but only packet injection does not work. Anybody knows this problem?
    That card does not support packet injection.
    chown -R us ./base

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