When I install Debian, installer request network connection. But Debian can't found my Ethernet card (Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260).

I use non-free installer and try put .ucode file in /firmware/ folder on USB (from here), but it not work!

I also try renamed iwlwifi-8000 in iwlwifi-8260, but it also not work.

Big thanks for your response!

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According to intel to get the wifi working on Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 on debian you need a kernel version > 4.1 , also it is not possible to load the wifi driver during the install because the stable version use the 3.16 kernel version;

  • OK. On 4,1+ linux simply add .ucode in /firmware? Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 7:46
  • Yes , under lib/firmware ; first download the iso from here cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/current ,then install your system , connect through Ethernet and install a kernel version from backports
    – GAD3R
    Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 8:10
  • > connect through Ethernet Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 8:16
  • Not work if l put driver in /firmware/ Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 13:04
  • Installer not see driver file Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 13:05

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