WIFI Not Working On Asus ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming MB

Greetings Again All,
I have been looking high and low for an answer with this on going question about my WIFI issue. I have an Asus ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming motherboard with a built on Wi-Fi 6e. However, Ubuntu MATE 20.04.3 LTS sees it, but the system does not start it for use. Just a blank wireless icon with no choice of wi-fi card and no wireless station in my apartment complex which their are many. I have found on the Intel website that my kernel version is supported.
My kernel:

uname -r

I have placed system information below to show that the OS see the hardware:

lspci -v
11:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 2725 (rev 1a)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0024
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
	Memory at a1e00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
	Kernel modules: iwlwifi


dmesg | grep iwlwifi
[    5.533583] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[    5.536307] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: api flags index 2 larger than supported by driver
[    5.536323] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: TLV_FW_FSEQ_VERSION: FSEQ Version:
[    5.536598] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: loaded firmware version 59.601f3a66.0 ty-a0-gf-a0-59.ucode op_mode iwlmvm
[    5.555783] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX210 160MHz, REV=0x420
[    5.704645] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: loaded PNVM version 0x324cd670
[    5.959952] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: Timeout waiting for PNVM load!
[    5.959965] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: Failed to start RT ucode: -110
[    5.959976] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: iwl_trans_send_cmd bad state = 1
[    6.163874] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: firmware didn't ACK the reset - continue anyway
[    6.175928] iwlwifi 0000:11:00.0: Failed to run INIT ucode: -110

Now I came across an answer that spoke about HWE points:

eventually happens and is available with the HWE stacks at LTS point releases, however the next point release will not happen until at least July, and does not carry any guarantee it'll have the driver versions required. So if you need the support now you need to upgrade to 21.04. Otherwise, wait until the 20.04.3 point release and use the HWE kernels in that point release.

Thomas Ward

However, since I am on 20.04.3 and my kernel newer than that on the Intel website, I am out of ideas how to correct this issue. As always, any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You for Your Time,
Mike Wittek
Meridian, Idaho

maybe this may help ...

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Thank you very much pavlos_kairis! :+1: :+1: :100: :smiley: I have been looking for this fix since August. I just had to do this one command:

sudo mv /usr/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-ty-a0-gf-a0.pnvm  /usr/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-ty-a0-gf-a0.bak

Mike Wittek
Meridian, Idaho