Does the latest Linux Mint support the Killer 1650/Intel AX200?

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  1. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    As the title says, does the latest Linux Mint support those 2 WLAN cards out of the box without needing to download/install additional drivers?

    PS: are the drivers for the Killer 1650/Intel AX200 the same in Linux just as they are on Windows ? (both drivers are actually from Intel)
     
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    I didn't check, but have you tried searching / posting on their forums?
    - https://forums.linuxmint.com/ (which seems to be down for me right now)

     
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    I think it does. https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-firmware

    I personally recommend installing Cubic PPA and slipstream linux-firmware, linux-tools, tlp, tuned-adm, restricted-addons, chrome, shim-signed- grub-efi-amd64, efibootmgr etc... with all updates and apps in updated ISO. It takes time off install time if you want fastest install times. If you have patience you can use Download Updates while installing Linux option so that it'll download everything automatically and use EFI.
     
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    I'm using it fine on Kernel 5.10 and it was working on 5.8+ on Ubuntu. It just uses the iwlwifi driver for Intel.
     
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    For ubuntu 20.04 LTS, users can install linux-firmware to get latest iwlwifi with newer BT firmware and WLAN firmware w/ improved power savings.
     
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    It auto updates anytime you run sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y and reboot to invoke it. I'm running a mash up of programs that pull from sources focal/groovy/bionic to keep things updated as new releases are pushed. If you want to make sure you have the latest firmware though you can always purge and reinstall it but, the firmware package doesn't change quite as often as you would think.

    https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=linux-firmware
     
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    Yeah this (Intel WiFi card support) has more to do with the Kernel version rather than Mint/Ubuntu version. There is a package called kernel updater or installer that notifies and lets you update as soon as there's even minor new kennel update, if you want you can install or wait for mainline upgrade notice from the OS. It also has a list of old and new kernels as well. This is a pretty nice tool for new users.

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