I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my new Alienware 17 R4 laptop that comes with Killer 1550 WiFi network card. Currently I am running on LAN cable to connect to the internet but would very much like to make use of my WiFi card. I have tested that it works well in Windows 10.
How do I get Killer 1550 installed on Alienware 17 R4?
The following are my outputs from sudo lshw -C network:
hello@world:~$ sudo lshw -C network *-network description: Ethernet interface product: Qualcomm Atheros vendor: Qualcomm Atheros physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:3c:00.0 logical name: enp60s0 version: 10 serial: 10:65:30:fd:d6:35 size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=alx duplex=full ip=192.168.1.92 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:16 memory:dd300000-dd33ffff ioport:d000(size=128) ***-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: Intel Corporation vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:3d:00.0 version: 29 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:dd200000-dd203fff**
I can certainly use my ethernet hence I believe I do have the Qualcomm Atheros driver. Probing further on my network controller (WiFi card?):
hello@world:~$ lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 3d:00.0 Network controller : Intel Corporation Device [8086:2526] (rev 29) Subsystem: Bigfoot Networks, Inc. Device [1a56:1550] 3e:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller : Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0116] Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
In case this could be of any useful information, my current linux kernel is:
hello@world:~$ uname -r 4.13.0-37-generic
Thank you all for reading and your kind assistance in getting my wifi to work!
P.S.: I tried suggestions found here Wifi not working in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an Alienware 17 R4 but it doesn't work for me.