Bug 1662165

Summary: Regression in iwl7260-firmware-, Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275, connection failed
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Vladislav Grigoryev <vg.aetera>
Component: linux-firmwareAssignee: David Woodhouse <dwmw2>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 30CC: dennis, dwmw2, jforbes, jwboyer, kernel-maint, labbott, martin, mike, vg.aetera
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Description Vladislav Grigoryev 2018-12-26 15:59:37 UTC
Description of problem:
Upgrading iwl7260-firmware to version result in failure to establish network connection on Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275 [8086:24fd] (rev 78).
This is regression because downgrading to previous version solves the issue.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. dnf update iwl7260-firmware
2. rmmod iwlmvm iwlwifi
3. modprobe iwlwifi

Actual results:
$ nmcli connection up wifi
Error: Connection activation failed: The Wi-Fi network could not be found

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275 [8086:24fd] (rev 78)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 [8086:1010]
	Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
	Kernel modules: iwlwifi

NetworkManager[790]: <info>  [1545834611.5527] device (wlp2s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> scanning
NetworkManager[790]: <warn>  [1545834636.5428] device (wlp2s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation

Comment 1 MartinG 2019-08-07 06:44:58 UTC
This hit me on a Dell Precision 5530 on Fedora 30 now.

Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9260 (rev 29)

iwlwifi 0000:3b:00.0: FW error in SYNC CMD GEO_TX_POWER_LIMIT

Faulty firmware:

sudo dnf downgrade -y iwl7260-firmware
sudo rmmod iwlmvm iwlwifi
sudo modprobe iwlwifi

Working firmware:

Comment 2 Vladislav Grigoryev 2019-08-16 06:31:24 UTC
Even after updating to Fedora 30, WiFi is almost unusable.
Sometimes it manages to connect once in ~10 attempts but the connection is very unstable.

The last stable version for me is still

This workaround is the only way to get stable WiFi:
sudo dnf install "https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/29/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/i/iwl7260-firmware-"
sudo dnf versionlock add iwl7260-firmware
sudo rmmod iwlmvm iwlwifi
sudo modprobe iwlwifi

Comment 3 Vladislav Grigoryev 2019-08-17 02:39:16 UTC
A guaranteed way to reproduce the issue is to make the SSID hidden.
This way it can't find the network no matter how many connection attempts I make.
But as soon as I downgrade to the version, it connects and works fine.

Comment 4 Vladislav Grigoryev 2019-08-25 16:29:01 UTC
It seems resolved with the latest update and power cycle: