No wifi connection new install Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

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Learninone
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No wifi connection new install Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

Post by Learninone » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:43 am

Hello,
I recently install my firs linux distro (Mint 17.3) about a week ago. Using a Lenovo Z70 with an Atheros QCA6174. Everything is good so far except that I can't seem to get it to recognize my wireless card. I've searched all over google and can't find an answer anywhere. I appreciate any help. Thanks!

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Re: No wifi connection new install Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

Post by kc1di » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:27 am

Hello Learninone and Welcome to Linux Mint :)

From what I can see the QCA6174 needs a newer kernel for the firmware it needs. Mint is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the kernel is 3.19 xx somethng
you can find out what kernel your system is running by entering this command in a terminal

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uname -r
If it's not 4.2 then you need to upgrade to a newer kernel for your card to work.
you can do that easily by clicking on the update manager in the panel and them selecting view and then select linux kernels and scroll down the list to 4.2.0-27 and install that.. reboot and your wireless should be detected.
good Luck.
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Re: No wifi connection new install Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

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