Installing wifi firmware from Github


I'm relatively new to openwrt, so I apologise in advance if what I am asking is obvious, but I have been unable to find any information about it.

I'm trying to setup a wifi AP on an x86 VM running under ESXi on an SBC. I first purchased an intel card (m.2), which I successfully passed through to the VM using VT-d and I was able to scan local SSIDs successfully. However, I was not able to create an AP. I then read that intel cards were not suitable for AP use. So, I then purchased an Atheros card using the QCA9377 chipset, but I have been unable to get this card to work using the ath10k firmware package.

I've been doing a lot of searching and it seems there are some github repositories that offer firmware for this chipset, but I have been unable to work out how I can install this firmware to my openwrt instance. Can someone give me some pointers? Compiling in Linux isn't something I've done much of, so I'd appreciate simple steps :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance.

I worked it out. For the benefit of others:

The firmware installation path is: /lib/firmware
Clone the git to that location (you need to install the git-http package)
The firmware file itself needs to be located in: /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/

no that is too much complications. no git http packages or similar needed. simply dl fw to your PC and scp it to mentioned directory on device

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