Killer N1535 Wireless Firmware Manual Update Guide for Ubuntu Systems

Summary: How to manually update the firmware on the Killer N1535 wireless in Ubuntu.

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This article contains information about manually updating the Killer N1535 wireless firmware for Ubuntu.


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  1. Linux Firmware Package
  2. Ubuntu: Killer N1535 Wireless

Linux Firmware Package

Linux-Firmware (w/ Killer N1535) Update Process.

Update your system with the following commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

 
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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
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    Figure 1
     
  2. Download the latest firmware and extract the contents: https://codeload.github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/zip/master SLN306440_en_US__2iC_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)
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    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).
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    Figure 3
     
  6. Back in a terminal, type "sudo nautilus" to open a root privilege file manager (Figure 4).
    1. Sudo nautilus
    2. Click "computer"
    3. Click folder "lib"
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    Figure 4
     
  7. Navigate to the QCA6174 firmware directory (Figure 5).
    1. Click "firmware"
    2. Click to open "ath10k"
    3. Right click and "Delete" the "QCA6174" directory (we are removing everything).
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    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 and paste the QCA6174 directory with all of its contents into the destination directory as shown. The path should be: /lib/firmware/ath10k/
    SLN306440_en_US__9Ubuntu_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)
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    Figure 7
     
  10. Now reboot and test the new Killer Wi-Fi firmware.

If you have further questions about this article, contact Dell Technical Support.

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Affected Product

XPS 13 9360

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

3

Article Type

Solution

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