Anyone been able to find WiFi drivers for Ubuntu for AW 17 R3?

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  1. sagarbhathwar

    sagarbhathwar Notebook Consultant

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    Now this is really getting to my nerves

    All this time, somehow, I used to manage my development work on windows. Build everything from source using Visual Studio, then use it while my colleagues who use Linux could just do 'apt-get'! Now, I am at a stage where the library I have to use(Torch) doesn't even have proper support for Windows. I am forced to use a virtual machine for my development work. Believe me, Windows sucks for development!

    I installed Ubuntu, followed the instructions on http://www.killernetworking.com/sup.../20-killer-wireless-ac-in-linux-ubuntu-debian but it doesn't work. My other option is to use my Nexus 5 as a USB tethering and use Internet through it. That's bizarre man!

    I've searched the internet several several times to see if there are any particular instructions which could help me install the correct drivers. Unfortunately, none

    If someone could tell me specifically what they did to get their WiFi working on Ubuntu, that would be really helpful for me!

    Thanks
     
  2. raiden87

    raiden87 Notebook Evangelist

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    Google for "Arch razer" there is a Website with Information on how to get it working. Pretty simple ;) The hardest Part is to update the kernel...

    There is another site about the alienware 13 on Arch wiki.. Many usefull infos!
     
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    I managed to get my Killer 1535 working on Linux Mint 17.3 by following the guide on Killer's website:

    - If you have Killer 1525, then go to this page, download all the files minus the .txt file: https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/tree/master/QCA6174/hw2.1
    - Rename the Firmware-5.bin to Firmware-4.bin and put them into this folder: /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw2.1/ (create the folders if they're not there)

    - If you have Killer 1535, then download the files here: https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/tree/master/QCA6174/hw3.0
    - Put them all in this folder: /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0/ (create the folders if they're not there)

    - Download the latest backport and install it by following the steps on this page: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/ath10k/backports
    Note: If you can't run "make" command, make sure you install the "build-essentials" pack

    - Reboot and your wifi should be working.
     
  4. raiden87

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    Its way easier to just upgrade to the newest kernel :p
     
  5. sagarbhathwar

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    FYI I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and everything runs perfectly including the wireless card.
     
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    That's great to hear. But my headphones wont work. Know any fix for this?
     
  8. Vasudev

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    Have you checked for updates lately? Make sure needed repositories that hold proprietary drivers are ticked and then check for updates, if there's a driver available, you will get killer wireless lan to work.
     
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