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Killer N1535 Wireless Firmware Manual Update Guide for Ubuntu Systems


There are two ways to update the drivers for Killer Wireless. The simplest method is to update the Linux Firmware package as a whole, which is outlined in the first section below.

If you only want the specific Killer Wireless driver, you can pull that from the Linux Firmware and install it as well, which has been outlined in the second section below.


Table of Contents:

  1. Linux Firmware package
  2. Killer N1535 Wireless driver

Linux Firmware Package

Linux-Firmware (w/ Killer N1535) Update Process

  1. cd ~ && mkdir linux-firmware && cd linux-firmware
  2. wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.170_all.deb External Link
  3. sudo dpkg -i *.deb
  4. sudo modprobe -r ath10k_pci && sudo modprobe ath10k_pci
Note: To determine the current linux-firmware package available please vist: http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware External Link

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Ubuntu: Killer N1535 Wireless

Killer N1535 Manual Firmware Update Process

  1. In a terminal, confirm the QCA6174 with this command (Figure 1): sudo lspci | grep –i qca6174

    Figure 1
  2. Download the latest firmware and extract the contents: https://codeload.github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/zip/master External Link
  3. Or you can download the ZIP and save it with the browser at this url as shown: https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware (Figure 2)

    Figure 2
  4. Open the "Downloads" folder, then "right click" the "ath10k-firmware-master.zip" and "extract here".
  5. Confirm the contents of the extracted folder as shown. You should see the "QCA6174" folder (Figure 3).

    Figure 3
  6. Back in a terminal, type "sudo nautilus" to open a root privilege file manager (Figure 4).
    1. Sudo nautilus
    2. Click on "computer"
    3. Click on folder "lib"

    Figure 4
  7. Navigate to the QCA6174 firmware directory (Figure 5).
    1. Click on "firmware"
    2. Click to open "ath10k"
    3. Right click & "Delete" the "QCA6174" directory (we are removing everything).

    Figure 5
  8. Navigate to your other file manager window where your extracted download folder is (Figure 6):
    1. Confirm your new source file location in Downloads/auth10k-firmware
    2. Confirm your new destination file location in ../firmware/ath10k
    3. Copy & paste the QCA6174 directory with all of its contents into the destination directory as shown. The path should be: /lib/firmware/ath10k/

    Figure 6
  9. Open /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/HW3.0 and rename file: firmware-4.bin_WLAN.RM.2.0-00180-QCARMSWPZ-1 To: firmware-4.bin (Figure 7)

    Figure 7
  10. Now reboot and test your new Killer Wi-Fi firmware.

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Article ID: SLN306440

Last Date Modified: 02/13/2018 10:25 AM


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