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How to use Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160?
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foxpup


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Sep 2017, 10:51    Post subject:  

Tag300 wrote:
The operating system I found that had the wireless card detected and used was tahr64-6.0.5.iso.
Just for info:
Did you have to change the kernel to 4.1.x?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Sep 2017, 10:59    Post subject:  

foxpup wrote:
Tag300 wrote:
The operating system I found that had the wireless card detected and used was tahr64-6.0.5.iso.
Just for info:
Did you have to change the kernel to 4.1.x?

Tahr64 contains the firmware file iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode, so I'm guessing that it's compatible with his chipset.
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foxpup


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PostPosted: Thu 07 Sep 2017, 11:26    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
foxpup wrote:
Tag300 wrote:
The operating system I found that had the wireless card detected and used was tahr64-6.0.5.iso.
Just for info:
Did you have to change the kernel to 4.1.x?

Tahr64 contains the firmware file iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode, so I'm guessing that it's compatible with his chipset.
I think I get it: your card is supported since kernel 3.10, Tahr is k3.14.
My card, 3165, is supported since kernel 4.1.
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi
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Tag300

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Sep 2017, 14:02    Post subject:  

foxpup wrote:
Just for info:
Did you have to change the kernel to 4.1.x?


No, it reports the kernel as being "Linux 3.14.54 (x86_64)" in System Information. Also, I am posting on the operating system I just installed to the flash drive.
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Tag300

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Sep 2017, 14:05    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:

Tahr64 contains the firmware file iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode, so I'm guessing that it's compatible with his chipset.

I think I get it: your card is supported since kernel 3.10, Tahr is k3.14.
My card, 3165, is supported since kernel 4.1.
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi


If I use that iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode firmware file on an older kernel version, like the one with Puppy 431, will it work with that kernel version and detect my chipset?
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Tag365


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PostPosted: Thu 07 Sep 2017, 21:06    Post subject:  

By the way this is my new/old account, so anything that the Tag300 account did is actually done by me.
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foxpup


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PostPosted: Fri 08 Sep 2017, 05:04    Post subject:  

Tag300 wrote:
If I use that iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode firmware file on an older kernel version, like the one with Puppy 431, will it work with that kernel version and detect my chipset?
As I understand it now, the answer is NO.
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Tag365


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Sep 2017, 19:35    Post subject:  

Well, I can't reinstall Puppy Linux 420 because my new computer doesn't start up that operating system. If I had drivers for that version I might have used it again because that was the first version of the OS, and first Puppy system I used.
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2017, 06:04    Post subject:  

Tag365 wrote:
Well, I can't reinstall Puppy Linux 420 because my new computer doesn't start up that operating system. If I had drivers for that version I might have used it again because that was the first version of the OS, and first Puppy system I used.
Yes, I like the old puppies too. So I often return to my old machines to use them: 214, Legacy (John made a new one!), HamSanBen..., Wary... , a remastered Tahr6.0.2...
For my new laptop I have slacko6.9.9.9 now, or LxPupSc, both excellent.
I look at it this way: it is all puppy anyway.
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