Ubuntu – Ath10k driver not working, hence wifi adoptor QCA6164 not recognised


no additional drivers found except processor microcode firmware for Intel CPU under additional drivers,software and updates,settings. Hence i am not able to update the ath10k driver through settings. is there any way to update ath10k through terminal? and if updating doesn't work what should i do to make Ubuntu 16.04 recognize the WIFI adopter?

Best Answer

Follow the procedure from there: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1436940 and it will work

As a summary, and assuming you are on version 16.04, open a terminal:

 1. sudo rm -r /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/
 2. cd /tmp ; wget https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/archive/master.zip
 3. unzip master.zip ; sudo cp -r ath10k-firmware-master/QCA6174/ /lib/firmware/ath10k/
 4. cd /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw2.1/ ; sudo mv firmware-5.bin_SW_RM.1.1.1-00157-QCARMSWPZ-1 firmware-5.bin
 5. cd /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0/ ; sudo mv
    firmware-4.bin_WLAN.RM.2.0-00180-QCARMSWPZ-1 firmware-4.bin
 6. sudo reboot
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