As they say, I'm just going to leave this here, for those desperates landing at this page when googling, who have a hard time fixing this error (bug?) in WiFi Linux drivers.
Ubuntu 19/20 Linux (kernel 5.3.0 in my case) have unstable drivers for both Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN and Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300, the ones can be found in Thinkpad T500.
Connection is unstable, with errors in dmesg like:
kernel: iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Microcode SW error detected. Restarting 0x2000000. kernel: iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: CSR values: kernel: iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: (2nd byte of CSR_INT_COALESCING is CSR_INT_PERIODIC_REG) kernel: iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: CSR_HW_IF_CONFIG_REG: 0X40489204 ...In my case, the following option in the /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf file has helped:
# /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf # iwlwifi will dyamically load either iwldvm or iwlmvm depending on the # microcode file installed on the system. When removing iwlwifi, first # remove the iwl?vm module and then iwlwifi. remove iwlwifi \ (/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \ && /sbin/modprobe -r mac80211 options iwlwifi led_mode=1 swcrypto=1 # add this
(led_mode=1 will also disable irritating blinking WiFi led.)
I've found this solution here. HTH. YMMV.
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