Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

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Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby holesovice » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:50 am

I have a Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter wifi card. It does not work with Linux Mint. But I now need wifi access....

Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64 bit

Have tried multiple fixes over the years but, nothing seems to fix the problem.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby catweazel » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:54 am

Try this, in a terminal:

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sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer


Then reboot.
If your problem is fixed, please mark your thread as [SOLVED] by editing the title of the first message in the thread.

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby JeremyB » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:18 am

Please post results for

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inxi -Fxz

I just need to see what other hardware you have before recommending a fix

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby holesovice » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:32 am

Thank you.

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System:    Host: computer Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.6.13  Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
Machine:   Mobo: Acer model: Aspire VN7-571G version: V1.11 Bios: Insyde version: V1.11 date: 11/21/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-5500U CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9578.08
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2102.062 MHz 2: 1699.500 MHz 3: 2946.187 MHz 4: 1821.093 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia,intel Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 850M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 346.72 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2: Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (36.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM014 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID: / size: 407G used: 343G (89%) fs: ext4
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0C mobo: 49.0C gpu: 0.0:53C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 191 Uptime: 10:41 Memory: 1373.9/7904.5MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.11) inxi: 1.9.17

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby Minterator » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:25 pm

Looks like driver ath10k is not loaded, 17.x needs latest firmware: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=218281
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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby holesovice » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:44 pm

Thank you.

But sorry no.

I have tried multiple threads and this would just add to the mess.

That is road accident of a thread.

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby JeremyB » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:45 pm

Linux MInt 18 is probably the easiest way, after booting into the install, do

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sudo apt-get install linux-firmware

Reboot

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby holesovice » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:26 am

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sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer


Been there done that. Sorry did not work.

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby holesovice » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:30 am

Linux MInt 18...


Yes.

I need to change/update my OS. But it is not an real option right now. That is a lot of work.
Not the install. But making backups, storing all the data, book marks passwords etc etc.

While it is the most valid option, it is not currently practical.

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby JeremyB » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:49 pm

I don't think your graphics driver will work with the 4.4 kernel, so you would need to install the 4.4 backports and then create the firmware directory and copy the firmware in.

Backport install:

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wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/2016/03/24/backports-20160324.tar.gz

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tar -zxvf backports-20160324.tar.gz

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cd backports-20160324

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make defconfig-wifi

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make

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sudo make install


Firmware install

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cd

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wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.157.12_all.deb

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sudo dpkg -i linux-firmware_1.157.12_all.deb



Reboot

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby Minterator » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:05 pm

^^ That's neat because the linux-firmware in 17.3 Synaptic does not include QCA6174

Is https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware.git still updated?
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Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Postby JeremyB » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:16 pm

It gets updated but some of the files might cause problems, and I think you still have to rename some files


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