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    Troubleshooting Wireless Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac

    I just bought a lenovo legion Y720 with this wifi card I looked everywhere (google) to be able to make this card work someone can give me some help

    lspci result
    lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 05)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Skylake PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 05)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 591b (rev 04)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 31)
    00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H Thermal subsystem (rev 31)
    00:15.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 31)
    00:15.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device a162 (rev 31)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI #1 (rev 31)
    00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 31)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev f1)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev f1)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev f1)
    00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller (rev 31)
    00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PMC (rev 31)
    00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation CM238 HD Audio Controller (rev 31)
    00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SMBus (rev 31)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060] (rev a1)
    02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 32)
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
    41:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM961/PM961

    uname -a
    Linux kali 4.14.0-kali3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.14.12-2kali2 (2018-01-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux

    iwconfig
    wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry short limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementn

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    lo no wireless extensions.

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    Define "make this card work". In any case, https://forum.aircrack-ng.org/index....ic,1705.0.html can shed some light on the issue and a possible solution, to at least monitor mode. That specific chipset is basically a piece of junk.

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    not work
    it see the card but firmware issue
    wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry short limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementn

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    NetworkManager[632]: <info> [1516886286.0846] devices removed (path: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:02:00.0/net/wlan0mon, iface: wlan0mon)
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 329.720408] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: pci irq msi oper_irq_mode 2 irq_mode 0 reset_mode 0
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 329.998250] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load ath10k/pre-cal-pci-0000:02:00.0.bin (-2)
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 329.998257] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load for ath10k/pre-cal-pci-0000:02:00.0.bin failed with error -2
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 329.998272] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load ath10k/cal-pci-0000:02:00.0.bin (-2)
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 329.998275] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load for ath10k/cal-pci-0000:02:00.0.bin failed with error -2
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 329.998670] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0/firmware-6.bin
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 329.998679] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: qca6174 hw3.2 target 0x05030000 chip_id 0x00340aff sub 17aa:0827
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 329.998682] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: kconfig debug 0 debugfs 0 tracing 0 dfs 0 testmode 0
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 329.999980] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware ver WLAN.RM.4.4.1-00051-QCARMSWP-1 api 6 features wowlan,ignore-otp crc32 c3fd4411
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 330.064564] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0/board-2.bin
    Jan 25 08:18:14 kali kernel: [ 330.064826] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: board_file api 2 bmi_id N/A crc32 20d869c3
    Jan 25 08:18:15 kali kernel: [ 330.653997] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: Unknown eventid: 118809
    Jan 25 08:18:15 kali kernel: [ 330.656991] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: Unknown eventid: 90118
    Jan 25 08:18:15 kali kernel: [ 330.658627] ath10k_pci 0000:02:00.0: htt-ver 3.44 wmi-op 4 htt-op 3 cal otp max-sta 32 raw 0 hwcrypto 1
    Jan 25 08:18:15 kali kernel: [ 330.736331] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x6c
    Jan 25 08:18:15 kali kernel: [ 330.736332] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
    Jan 25 08:18:15 kali kernel: [ 330.736333] ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
    Jan 25 08:18:15 kali kernel: [ 330.736333] ath: Regpair used: 0x6c
    Last edited by BlAd373; 2018-01-25 at 20:03.

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    Solved finaly
    Last edited by BlAd373; 2018-01-26 at 22:49.

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    Hi,
    i am able to put it into Monitor mode but it does not detect any WiFi network.
    are you able to Detect WiFi networks using QCA6174 card? Let me knw how you solved the isuse.
    thanks

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    how did you solve this?

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