Modified ath10k firmware is now available for non-commercial use.

Yeoh Chun-Yeow yeohchunyeow at
Mon Apr 14 18:38:03 PDT 2014

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:36 AM, Ben Greear <greearb at> wrote:
> Our modified ath10k firmware binary is now available for download.  It may only be used
> for non-commercial purposes unless you get a commercial license from my company.
> The main thing this firmware supports that upstream firmware does not
> is lots of virtual stations connected to the same AP.
Is this firmware mainly for STA mode or AP mode or both?

> We have some
> additional stability fixes we found in testing, and probably have introduced
> some bugs as well.  We will be putting ongoing effort into improving
> this firmware.
> We also have the ability to decode firmware stack dumps (found in
> dmesg and/or /var/log/messages) if they come from our firmware.
> We cannot share the details of the decode nor tools to decode it,
> but we will try to fix the problems and/or describe the results of
> our decode in general terms.
> The firmware should work with stock 3.14 or other recent kernels,
> but we have done most testing using our own modified 3.14 kernel.
> Our kernel patches are required to support the additional stations,
> software-crypt, and other features specific to our firmware.
Raw Tx mode without the firmware stripping off the QoS control field
is supported?

> If you use our firmware and manage to crash it, please send to me the pertinent
> part of /var/log/messages (or dmesg), including any ath10k related ascii
> hex dumps.  Other non-crash bug reports are welcome too.
> Please do not bother the QCA developers with any bugs specific to our
> firmware (or our kernel patches).
> Links to the firmware binary, our 3.14.0+ kernel source, and related
> info is found here:
> Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for your great work.


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