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Killer Wireless firmware update guide for Ubuntu systems

Summary: How to update the firmware on the Killer Wireless in Ubuntu.

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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 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 SLN309066_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1
  3. sudo dpkg -i *.deb
  4. sudo modprobe -r ath10k_pci && sudo modprobe ath10k_pci
 
SLN309066_en_US__2icon Note: To determine the current linux-firmware package available please vist: http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware SLN309066_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1

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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
    SLN309066_en_US__4Ubuntu_Killer_NIC_ASM_01
    Figure 1
     
  2. Download the latest firmware and extract the contents: https://codeload.github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/zip/master SLN309066_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1
  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)
    SLN309066_en_US__6Ubuntu_Killer_NIC_ASM_02
    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).
    SLN309066_en_US__7Ubuntu_Killer_NIC_ASM_03
    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"
    SLN309066_en_US__8Ubuntu_Killer_NIC_ASM_04
    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).
    SLN309066_en_US__9Ubuntu_Killer_NIC_ASM_05
    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/
    SLN309066_en_US__10Ubuntu_Killer_NIC_ASM_06
    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)
    SLN309066_en_US__11Ubuntu_Killer_NIC_ASM_07
    Figure 7
     
  10. Now reboot and test your new Killer Wi-Fi firmware.

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Article Properties


Affected Product

XPS 13 9360, XPS 13 9370

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

3

Article Type

Solution