[mythtv-users] OT: Recommended Wi-Fi NIC for Linux

Jan Ceuleers jan.ceuleers at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 16:30:52 UTC 2024

On 29/01/2024 17:14, Will Dormann wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Since my reconfiguration of where my MythTV backend lives, it now
> requires connectivity via Wi-Fi as opposed to a wired LAN.  The
> results have been... disappointing.
> Every couple of days I'll notice playback of a recording needing to
> consistently rebuffer.  Logging into the MythTV box, I'll see NFS
> errors (my recordings live on an NFS location), and I'll also see
> messages like:
> iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Microcode SW error detected. Restarting 0x0.
> Rebooting the MythTV box "fixes" the problem, but obviously that's not
> a reasonable solution.
> My current Wi-Fi NIC is an Intel AX210. Given the reliability of Intel
> gigabit NICs, I figured this would be a safe bet.
> I get that people *might* be able to put up with a tablet or a laptop
> client where Wi-FI occasionally flakes out, and might even need a
> reboot of the device.  But for a system that is essentially set up
> like a server this seems... completely unacceptable?
> This experience makes me wonder: is there an accepted, tried-and-true
> Wi-Fi solution for Linux?  Ideally one that supports Wi-Fi 6E, since I
> have that available. 

You don't actually need a cutting-edge WiFi card for this use case.

Mine is the following. Tried and tested.

                description: Wireless interface
                product: Wireless 8265 / 8275
                vendor: Intel Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci at 0000:03:00.0
                logical name: wlp3s0
                version: 78
                serial: 34:41:5d:25:27:09
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi
driverversion=5.15.0-92-generic firmware=36.ca7b901d.0 8265-36.ucode
ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
                resources: irq:139 memory:df000000-df001fff

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