I have a Thinkpad L380 with Intel 8265, on which I installed Debian 9 base system (from a netinstall USB stick). I downloaded https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi-8265-ucode-22.361476.0.tgz, which had the file iwlwifi-8265-22.ucode, which I copied to /lib/firmware and rebooted the machine.
The output of
dmesg | grep iwlfifi
has the following lines. (There might be some typos, since Ihad to read it from the laptop and type it here, since iwlwifi isn't working on it, and I can't connect it to ethernet for want of a mini-RJ45 connector!)
firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-8265-26.ucode (-2) Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8265-26.ucode failed with error -2
Similarly for -25, -24 and -23. Then
firmware: direct-loading firmware iwlwifi-8265-22.ucode loaded firmware version 22.361476.0 op_mode iwlmvm Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 8265 REV=0x230 L1 enabled - LTR enabled L1 enabled - LTR enabled wlp2s0 renamed frm wlan0
Looking at many online discussions/blogs discussing similar problems, I tried
modinfo iwlwifi | more which gave (the first few line)
filename: /lib/modules/4.9.0-8-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/iwlwifi.ko licence: GPL author : .... descrption: Intel(R) Wireless Wifi driver for Linux ... ... firmware: iwlwifi-8265-26.ucode ...
Where can I find version -26 (or anything above -22)? The discussion https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P0000490P1ASAU/iwlwifi8265-linux-firmware?language=en_US mentions that the drivers are maintained at kernel.org and asks users to contact the support people at kernel.org, but there I could only find -22.
Is there any workaround for this problem?