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QCA9377 Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042](rev 30) Unclaimed

asked 2015-11-12 23:45:32 -0500

rinfinity gravatar image

updated 2015-11-12 23:54:53 -0500

I'm running Fedora 22 on Acer Aspire E5 573 with an 802.11 ac device QCA9377 Qualcomm Atheros Device 168c:0042.

I've aware that this card has been recently made to work using a fix posted at :

Still I'm unable to get the card to be claimed.

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answered 2015-11-16 03:17:26 -0500

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updated 2015-11-16 03:18:34 -0500

The following got the QCA9377 Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] working under Fedora 23.

sudo dnf install kernel-devel-$(uname -r) make automake gcc gcc-c++ git

echo "options ath10k_core skip_otp=y" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/ath10k_core.conf


tar -vxf backports-ath-2015-11-05.tar.bz2

cd backports-ath-2015-11-05

make defconfig-ath10k


sudo make install

git clone

sudo cp -r ath10k-firmware/ath10k/ /lib/firmware/

sudo cp -r ath10k-firmware/QCA9377 /lib/firmware/ath10k/

sudo mv /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin_WLAN.TF.1.0-00267-1 /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin

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The wget link doesn't seem to be working anymore, could you please update it?

smtchahal gravatar imagesmtchahal ( 2016-01-24 02:18:10 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-03-06 05:12:34 -0500

psampaio gravatar image

I still can´t access the wireless adapter. Any solutions?

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answered 2016-03-10 01:01:16 -0500

jordi gravatar image

Actually those instructions are outdated. Found this magic trick here:

$ sudo  mkdirhier /usr/lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0

$ cd /usr/lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0

$ sudo wget

$ sudo wget -O firmware-5.bin

$ sudo wget -O notice-WLAN.TF.1.0-00267-1.txt

$ sudo reboot

That got my QCA9377 card working on Fedora 23 kernel 4.4.3-300.fc23.x86_64 after recompiling the kernel with backported drivers twice (as instructed above) did not work for me.

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This isn't working for me. I'm also on Fedora 23 with a QCA9377 and I'm still getting no WiFi card detected after the reboot...

Eagleheart gravatar imageEagleheart ( 2016-03-16 14:15:37 -0500 )edit

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