Learning how to set up ax210 wifi in manjaro

Hi everyone, I am new to linux and need help setting up the new ax210 intel pcie on my manajro desktop.

This is the following I need to do. let me know if I am missing any steps

  1. check my manjaro kernel.
  2. check to see if the network card was detected.
  3. check if ilwifi was installed.

Anything tip would help. Thank you.

So … what have you done and what have you found?
1-3 are easily answered by inxi, which is generally a good first stop for support.

inxi -Fazy

Thank you. From the command inxi -Fazy.
If there is an intel pcie card wifi6 that is compatible I can return and buy it.
Please advise thank you.

 Kernel: 5.4.242-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1 
   parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 
   root=UUID=61f6f811-507c-4d95-af9c-af30e293ee02 rw quiet apparmor=1 
   security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
 Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.9 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
   Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
 Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B450M Steel Legend 
   serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: P2.50 
   date: 07/18/2019 
 Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ gen: 2 
   level: v3 note: check built: 2018-21 process: GF 12nm family: 0x17 (23) 
   model-id: 8 stepping: 2 microcode: 0x800820D 
 Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache: 
   L1: 768 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x64 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB L3: 16 MiB 
   desc: 2x8 MiB 
 Speed (MHz): avg: 1593 high: 3673 min/max: 1550/3200 boost: enabled 
   scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1374 2: 1286 
   3: 1285 4: 1291 5: 3673 6: 1334 7: 1292 8: 1400 9: 2375 10: 1334 11: 1271 
   12: 1298 13: 2383 14: 1269 15: 1305 16: 1331 bogomips: 102229 
 Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
 Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
 Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
 Type: mds status: Not affected 
 Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
 Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected 
 Type: retbleed status: Vulnerable 
 Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via 
   prctl and seccomp 
 Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer 
 Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
   disabled, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected 
 Type: srbds status: Not affected 
 Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
 Device-1: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
   driver: nvidia v: 530.41.03 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 530.xx+ 
   status: current (as of 2023-05) arch: Pascal code: GP10x process: TSMC 16nm 
   built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 07:00.0 
   chip-ID: 10de:1c82 class-ID: 0300 
 Device-2: Logitech Webcam C310 driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo type: USB 
   rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 3-1:2 chip-ID: 046d:081b 
   class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter> 
 Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: 
   loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
 Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x2160 s-dpi: 162 s-size: 602x341mm (23.70x13.43") 
   s-diag: 692mm (27.24") 
 Monitor-1: DP-0 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 163 
   size: 600x340mm (23.62x13.39") diag: 690mm (27.15") modes: N/A 
 API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 530.41.03 renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 
   Ti/PCIe/SSE2 direct-render: Yes 
 Device-1: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
   driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 
   bus-ID: 07:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fb9 class-ID: 0403 
 Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel 
   v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 09:00.3 
   chip-ID: 1022:1457 class-ID: 0403 
 Device-3: Logitech Webcam C310 driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo type: USB 
   rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 3-1:2 chip-ID: 046d:081b 
   class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter> 
 API: ALSA v: k5.4.242-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss 
   type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer 
 Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A 
 Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.70 status: off with: pipewire-media-session 
   status: active tools: pw-cli 
 Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active with: 1: pulseaudio-alsa 
   type: plugin 2: pulseaudio-jack type: module tools: pacat,pactl 
 Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz driver: N/A modules: iwlwifi 
   pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2725 
   class-ID: 0280 
 Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
   vendor: ASRock driver: r8168 v: 8.050.03-NAPI modules: r8169 pcie: gen: 1 
   speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 
   class-ID: 0200 
 IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
 Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 120.56 GiB (25.9%) 
 SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
 ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung 
   model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
   logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> 
   fw-rev: 1B2QEXM7 scheme: GPT 
 ID-1: / raw-size: 396.67 GiB size: 389.37 GiB (98.16%) 
   used: 120.56 GiB (31.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
 ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
   used: 464 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
 Alert: No swap data was found. 
 System Temperatures: cpu: 37.1 C mobo: N/A 
 Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
 Processes: 305 Uptime: 7m wakeups: 0 Memory: available: 31.29 GiB 
 used: 1.76 GiB (5.6%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical tool: systemctl 
 Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1 alt: 10/11 clang: 15.0.7 Packages: 1641 pm: pacman 
 pkgs: 1628 libs: 472 tools: pamac pm: flatpak pkgs: 5 pm: snap pkgs: 8 
 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.27```

It looks like the card is detected.
But you are on a very old kernel.
Is this a recent install?
I might suggest you use a current image, as I dont think any recent ones would ship a kernel that old.
In whatever case I also suggest you use a newer kernel. (5.15, 6.1, etc)

And also do your BIOS update.

If you have search the forum you have had found many topics about that chip. In one of them is noted that kernel support was introduced in 5.10.

Thank so much, I will follow your instructions. Thank you so much. I have searched the forum but though 5.4 kernel was a newer version than 5.15. Now I know the number schemes are different.

Thank you so much. I will follow your instructions. Unlike MS Manjaro has been running smoothly for the last five years, that is why my kernel is that old.

Thank you so much.

Updated to 6.1 kernel, ax210 worked like a champ, my old wifi was getting 15 mbps, ax210 getting 680mbps download speed.

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