I'm running linux mint (ubuntu 16.04 under the hood) on an MSI laptop. My wireless networking is not working well.
To illustrate the problem, I connect to the wireless network from my laptop and perform a speedtest.net test, results:
Now I connect my android phone to the same network and turn off cellular data (it's connected to the same wifi network) and I USB tether my phone to my computer, so the computer now uses the phone's wifi on the same network. Results:
I've been mucking with the
ath10k drivers, trying to re-install things from github ath10k firmware. But I really don't know what I'm doing, I'm trying to follow random tidbits of advice from here or there.
What are the likely causes of such an issue? Should I be concerned about firmware versions? Driver versions?
As best I can tell I'm using this firmware:
/lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw2.1/firmware-5.bin, mind you I don't know whether that's good/bad/indifferent. I did notice that there's a
hw3.0 folder there.
I'm looking for some troubleshooting steps here. What versions is the "latest", what should I tackle? What should I expect to see in terms of drivers, firmware, etc?
lshw -c network:
*-network description: Wireless interface product: QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Qualcomm Atheros physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0 logical name: wlp5s0 version: 20 serial: b0:10:41:bc:b6:99 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath10k_pci driverversion=4.4.0-64-generic firmware=SW_RM.1.1.1-00157-QCARMSWPZ-1 ip=188.8.131.52 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn resources: irq:31 memory:f6800000-f69fffff