How to install “Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver”

Intel AX200 is one of the latest adapters that is used to access Wi-Fi on your system. It can access networks such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth at high speeds. It also supports Wi-Fi 6 (and lower versions) and Bluetooth 5.0 (and its lower releases). Through this article, you will learn how you can download and install the driver for the Intel wifi 6 AX200 on your Ubuntu system.

Method for the Installation of Intel Wi-Fi-6 AX200

Modern computing devices tend to use Wi-Fi rather than ethernet. To properly utilize it, the appropriate drivers must be installed on the system. This section will show you how you can find and install the Intel Wi-Fi AX200 driver on your system successfully.

Step 1: Check system adapter

Firstly, it is important to ensure that AX200 is correctly implemented into your system. To check which wireless device your system has, open the terminal and enter this statement:

lshw -C network
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If you have AX200 in your system, you should find a message like this in the outcome:

05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi 6 AX200 (rev 1a)

Step 2: Find and download your driver

Open this link and find the corresponding driver that you need and download it:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005511/wireless.html.

In this case, we need the following driver as highlighted down below:

Step 3: Extract the downloaded file

After downloading the driver. Open your “Downloads” folder and extract the file as shown:

Step 4: Change the present directory

Once extracted, you can open the terminal and go into the directory where your extracted files are present. In our case, the files are in the “Downloads/iwlwifi-cc-46.3cfab8da.0” directory. The following commands lead us to that directory:

$ cd Downloads
$ cd iwlwifi-cc-46.3cfab8da.0

Step 5: Install the driver

Once you are inside the directory (where the files are extracted), you can install the wifi 6 ax200 driver via the following command. The command copies the “iwlwifi-cc-a0-46.uncode” file to “/lib/firmware” which ultimately installs the intel wifi 6 ax200 driver on Linux:

$ sudo cp iwlwifi-cc-a0-46.ucode /lib/firmware

The file is copied to this directory since it is linked directory to the hardware of the system. The driver will be read by the system hardware once it is transferred to this directory.

This should install the driver onto your system. Reboot your system, and it will start working

Conclusion

The “Intel wifi 6 ax200 driver” can be installed by downloading the “tar” file from the website and extract/copy the installation files into “/lib/firmware”. Once this driver is successfully installed on your system, the wifi card that is installed on your system will be able to perform its function to its maximum potential. This post has demonstrated the method to install “Intel wifi 6 ax200 driver” in Linux.