Questions about WIFI networks and devices
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In Linux Mint 18 all you should need to do is
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sudo apt-get install linux-firmware
Reboot and you should have linux-firmware 1.157.4 or something that is up to date
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Thank you. I already downloaded from:
It worked for LM18 same as your method for 17.3 above. I guess it's either in the kernel or in firmware/ dir.
I'm gonna try change the title for all those googling Atheros QCA6174 + LM 18
Mint 17.3 MATE, kernel 4.11.12
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Eventhough I'm not using LM right now, on another distro, with 4.9.0 kernel, the latest firmware from kvalo github account didn't work. Luckly I had a previous version of hw3.0 board-2.bin file which worked fine.
328980 bytes - board-2.bin
$ md5sum board-2.bin
I've downloaded these files circa August 13, 2016.
The original firmware (kernel-firmware) installed by the distro together the kernel seems to be version 149.1 (from 2016/11/30).
Hope this help.