How to install Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 driver in Linux

by | Aug 14, 2017 | Howtos, Linux, Networking, Troubleshooting | 0 comments

To install driver you need these things

  • Driver
  • Updated kernel above 4.6 in my case i have already updated to 4.10
  • basic linux skills
  • internet to download


download driver from above link, then open terminal login as admin by typing sudo su


extract driver to that folder


navigate to that driver folder by typing

cd iwlwifi-3168-ucode-22.361476.0

To install firmware:

  1. Copy the files into the distribution-specific firmware directory, /lib/firmware.
  2. If the directory does not work, consult your distribution documentation.
  3. If you configure the kernel yourself, make sure firmware loading is enabled.


type following command in the terminal

mv * /lib/firmware/
reboot your system , your wifi will be working by now

Written By George Sruthin

Founder of, a Server Support Engineer, a tech blogger, Loves Web Designing.

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