Ubuntu – Unable to get wireless internet Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac


I've been looking around for hours to find a driver or a solution to get my wifi working on my new laptop (Acer Aspire V 17 nitro).

But without success.

I have a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 Installed,

This is the result i get from lspci -vnn | grep Network

Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [168c:003e] (rev 20)

I have been googling for hours, is there no solution ?

Will I have to get a usb wifi adaptor and get a wifi connection like that ?

Best Answer

For the QCA6174 probably the easiest thing to do is upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10 (you can use the Ubuntu software updater rather than installing 15.10 from scratch) as this has the kernel 4.2 and the ath10k firmware