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I'm not aware of any such limitation having been placed on our wireless adapters. However, I will look into your question and confirm my response.
On the available documentation, the requirements listed are:
- Motherboard with available M.2 connector routed for wireless (Key E or A).
- Windows® 10 x64, or Linux* Kernel 4.14+ for driver support.
- Wi-Fi interface is PCIe*, Bluetooth® interface is USB.
The Intel® Wireless 9000 Series adapters are supported on Linux* starting on Kernel 4.14 and above. This should be your main limitation to consider.
If you're already on a distribution using the supported kernel, you may need to make sure that your firmware is up to date by running:
# cp iwlwifi-*.ucode /lib/firmware
Thank you for your quick and professional response, that already gives me some peace of mind that i didn't overlook anything obvious. I'm very interested if you can verify your response.
I have tested it with different kernel versions between 4.14 (debian stretch-backports) and 4.16.5 (arch linux) and /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-9260-th-b0-jf-b0-34.ucode present, but i think it's not actually a kernel/driver support issue since the device is not showing up in lspci at all – there are probably no device drivers needed to enumerate PCIe devices.
This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation
I was not able to locate any information detailing a minimum chipset requirement for the Intel® Wireless 9000 Series adapters. However, it's important to keep in mind that ultimately when it comes to OEM systems builds, the manufacturer has the last say on what-is and what-isn't supported on their platform.
These restrictions may not apply to custom desktop builds.