Support for QCA6174 [168c:003e]

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at
Mon Oct 26 23:22:47 PDT 2015

On 26 October 2015 at 22:18, Michael Krupp <michaelkrupp at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I managed to get it (sort of) working with the eeprom extracted from the
> windows
> driversand thefirmware from kvalo's ath10k-repo on GitHub.See more details
> below.
> Unfortunately I only get a bandwidth of about 2Mb/s connected to a 54Mb/s
> AP.Is
> this a known limitation to ath10k right now, or may there be a way to get it
> working at full speed?
> Also, thank You Michał for pointing me the right direction and helping make
> it
> usable, at least.
> --
> # iwconfig wlp7s0:
> wlp7s0    IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:"[REMOVED]"
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457 GHz  Access Point: 00:24:FE:A8:2C:55
>           Bit Rate=1 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm
>           Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:on
>           Link Quality=69/70  Signal level=-41 dBm
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:32 Missed beacon:0

Did you actually check the performance? The driver doesn't report tx
rate properly due to firmware limitation so it always reports 1mbps or
6mbps to userspace tools.

Sidenote: `iwconfig` is deprecated. `iw` is the go-to wireless tool now.


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