is intel 7260hmw compatible with Dell Latitude D630 on Linux

March 30, 2018 at 21:38:28
Specs: Ubuntu 16.04 lts
Anybody know if intel 7260hmw ac dual band wifi card actually works in a Dell Latitude D630 running Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 lts)?

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March 30, 2018 at 21:44:16
First make sure that the slot for the card is the same as the card (PCIe, PCI, etc.), then make sure that there are Linux drivers for it either from the manufacture or from the Linux Community.
If you have both then you have a decent shot at it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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March 30, 2018 at 21:47:23
Upgrading an Old Dell Latitude Laptop With The Intel 7260 HMW 802.11ac Wireless Card

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March 31, 2018 at 06:39:16
Is there something wrong with your current wireless card or are you having problems installing the drivers? If you're new to Linux, there are better choices than Ubuntu.

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March 31, 2018 at 10:46:09
Thanks all of you guys for your prompt response! I should have hi-lighted for emphasis that this Dell Latitude D630 is running on (Linux) Ubuntu 16.04 lts for the last couple of years - straight Linux/no dual-boot with Windows!

The original wifi card (4695-N or WHATEVER the No. was?) worked just fine until about a month ago. Figured I might as well upgrade to higher speed, thus my selection of this particular card.

All of my googling indicated that the intel 7260-ac dual band should work in this particular system with Linux/Ubuntu; however, no matter WHAT I've tried, I haven't succeeded at this point!

Just wanted to reiterate that this laptop has been converted to running straight LINUX/UBUNTU, and wanted to find out if anyone knew if this card would actually work in this specific laptop make and model with a Linx/Ubuntu OS?

Thanks again!

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March 31, 2018 at 11:19:52
Have you purchased the card yet? The links provided by Johnw show that it works with the Latitude E6410 but that doesn't guarantee it will work with the D630. Have you considered a USB wireless adapter? They're much cheaper not to mention much easier to install.

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April 1, 2018 at 05:55:16
Yes, purchased and installed; however, not gotten to work, so far!

Johnw's links give me encouragement; for, they show the card working on an E6410 running Windows, which I hope is close enough to my D630 system, and his listed specs DOES show that the card is compatible with Linux.

My hope is that I may be just using the wrong firmware version or some other such shortcoming?

I'm not ready to give up yet, and will post a follow-up of the outcome. In the meantime, any additional suggestions will be appreciated, thanks!

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April 1, 2018 at 06:14:12

chaosprevails on this link, got it to work.

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