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intel wireless driver in Fedora 16 cannot connect to 5ghz network

asked 2012-03-21 18:53:12 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 16:03:44 -0500

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The 2.4 ghz band in my area is crowded (I live in an apartment), and I want to use 5ghz. It works perfectly under 2.4 ghz. When I switch to 5ghz, Fedora can no longer see the ssid and when I try to manually configure it through network connections, it cannot connect. Its hilarious my android phone has no problem switching, but my computer can't do it. I upgraded system to the fedora-updates-testing repo and still no luck. kernel: 3.3.0-2.fc16.x86_64 Device: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 Driver and Module: iwlwifi

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answered 2012-03-22 16:48:17 -0500

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Your wireless chip in your computer (Intel 6150) does not support 5ghz operation.

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answered 2012-03-22 02:33:08 -0500

Chetan Patil gravatar image


New territory. Try searching solutions on Fedora Mobile & Wireless Kernel.

Most probably the issue is of hardware.


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