Wireless network configuration

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iwlwifi

iwlwifi is the wireless driver for Intel's current wireless chips, such as 5100AGN, 5300AGN, and 5350AGN. See the full list of supported devices. The firmware is included in the linux-firmware package.

If you have problems connecting to networks in general or your link quality is very poor, try to disable 802.11n and enable software encryption:

/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1
options iwlwifi swcrypto=1

In case this does not work for you, you may try disabling power saving for your wireless adapter. For a permanent solution, add a new udev rule:

/etc/udev/rules.d/80-iwlwifi.rules
ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTR{address}=="<your_mac_address>", RUN+="/usr/bin/iw dev %k set power_save off"