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Is there a way for me to update to the 5.1 kernel so I can actually have the driver support for new Intel wifi 6 cards, cause they are detected currently but are not assigned anything.


[root ~]# lshw -class network
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Intel Corporation
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:20:00.0
version: 1a
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:f3100000-f3103fff

[root ~]# iw list
nl80211 not found.

[root ~]# iwconfig
enp2s4 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

enp1s0 no wireless extensions.

[root ~]# iwlwifi
-bash: iwlwifi: command not found

[root ~]# yum install iwlwifi
Loaded plugins: clearcenter-marketplace, fastestmirror
ClearCenter Marketplace: fetching repositories...
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* clearos: mirror2-newyork.clearos.com
* clearos-centos-sclo-rh: download2.clearsdn.com
* clearos-centos-verified: mirror2-newyork.clearos.com
* clearos-contribs: mirror2-newyork.clearos.com
* clearos-epel-verified: mirror2-newyork.clearos.com
* clearos-fast-updates: download2.clearsdn.com
* clearos-infra: mirror2-newyork.clearos.com
* clearos-paid: mirror2-newyork.clearos.com
* clearos-verified: mirror2-newyork.clearos.comhttps://i.imgur.com/4ycorFi.png
* private-clearcenter-dyndns: download1.clearsdn.com:80
* private-clearcenter-verified-updates: download4.clearsdn.com:80
No package iwlwifi available.
Error: Nothing to do

[root ~]# lspci -knn
20:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2723] (rev 1a)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0084]

As you can see there is no support for Intel wireless and on Intel's website it seems all their actual good cards are much more recent kernels?
Linux* Support for Intel® Wireless Adapters
https://i.imgur.com/4ycorFi.png

I noticed in Nick's post Packages being updated to the Community tonight (14/01/2020)

that he mentioned:
The 7.7 installation iso - ClearOS-DVD-x86_64-7.7.2.280072.iso
Big update to the firewall, QoS, MultiWAN and Netify (including Application and Protocol Filters] All components need to be updated together:

yum update app-firewall app-qos *netify-* --enablerepo=clearos-updates-testing,clearos-contribs-testing

app-network - code merge complete. Seems to work for everything except external VLANs.


Now allows you to set up Wireless and Cellular interfaces. You will also need app-wireless to configure a NIC as an access point. Otherwise manual configuration is then needed for WiFi and Cellular devices.


and I don't know if the updated app-wireless is added to this testing repo but they also mentioned in a post of mine:
Network interface missing from Network > Settings > IP Settings
That there is a much cleaner and nicer updated version of the wireless-app that i know is not official but should be.

I've stuck the packages I compiled from Todd's code on my website. You need to download them to somewhere then, from the command line wherever you downloaded them to, do:
cd ~
wget https://www.howitts.co.uk/clearos/ClearOS_7.x/app-wireless-ap-1.0.0-1.devel.noarch.rpm
wget https://www.howitts.co.uk/clearos/ClearOS_7.x/app-wireless-ap-core-1.0.0-1.devel.noarch.rpm.
yum install app-wireless-ap*

You may need to remove app-wireless and app-wireless-core first.


So in honesty an update to wireless imo is needed.

small businesses and home/home offices can much benefit from having wifi built into their gateway like it would be if they bought a regular linksys or dlink or even the AIO from their ISP which would more than likely be insecure and in their server room ANYWAYS, so lets put the ISP modem on bridge mode and put the consumer grade garbage back on the shelves and give us proper wifi support please one that we can control for basic Access Point setup and more professional WiFi sign up access where it can be free or charged wifi that requires signing up and accepting terms just like at McDonalds or other places. which running a DD-WRT router at your establishment is not professional in the slightest, esp for a not for profit LGBT organization which I work as the network admin for.

P.S. less not forget the security improvements wifi 6 brings to the tables as well as speed improvements.
one of the cards I am trying to get working is, the Intel AX200, WiFi 6 cards.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61eLSgzncgL._SL1500_.jpg
and
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61cbpmsUjXL._SL1001_.jpg
Thanks for listening!
~Jayli
Sunday, January 19 2020, 08:16 PM
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    Sunday, January 19 2020, 10:29 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    Have you tried installing the Intel firmware for your NIC? If it works, you will have to repeat for every kernel upgrade. If, notm go for an ElRepo kernel.


    not really sure how I go about doing that as the driver page says it's for 5.1 kernel and I've never manually installed a driver on linux yet... that I remember
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    Sunday, January 19 2020, 10:08 PM - #Permalink
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    Have you tried installing the Intel firmware for your NIC? If it works, you will have to repeat for every kernel upgrade. If, notm go for an ElRepo kernel.
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    Sunday, January 19 2020, 09:38 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    iwlwifi firmware is included in the current kernel, but perhaps not for your NIC and I can't tell from your output what your NIC is. If it is USB, please run "lsusb" and give the relevant line(s). Similarly, if it is PCI, please can you do "lspci -knn" and give all the relevant output for the WiFi NIC.

    In terms of kernels, you should be able to use any of the later kernels from ElRepo, but I have never tried them. El7 kernels are not all they seem. Although the base is 3.10, RedHat have backported a lot of stuff from later kernel. The kernel is actually closer to 4.14 and has some features from even later. Try doing a "locate firmware/iwlwifi".

    Can I just say there has not been a single support ticket about the WiFi interface being missing and it was removed in the Autumn of 2018, so the paid customers have either not noticed it or not been bothered by it.
    sorry I forgot to include that I updated my post

    also sorry I wasn't implying paying customers were making tickets I'm merely stating it would be beneficial for a handful of them as well
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    Sunday, January 19 2020, 09:04 PM - #Permalink
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    iwlwifi firmware is included in the current kernel, but perhaps not for your NIC and I can't tell from your output what your NIC is. If it is USB, please run "lsusb" and give the relevant line(s). Similarly, if it is PCI, please can you do "lspci -knn" and give all the relevant output for the WiFi NIC.

    In terms of kernels, you should be able to use any of the later kernels from ElRepo, but I have never tried them. El7 kernels are not all they seem. Although the base is 3.10, RedHat have backported a lot of stuff from later kernel. The kernel is actually closer to 4.14 and has some features from even later. Try doing a "locate firmware/iwlwifi".

    Can I just say there has not been a single support ticket about the WiFi interface being missing and it was removed in the Autumn of 2018, so the paid customers have either not noticed it or not been bothered by it.
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