Wireless network configuration

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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:

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:

ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTR{address}=="<your_mac_address>", RUN+="/usr/bin/iw dev %k set power_save off"