Since this is related to a similar problem I have, do you have an idea when 7.3 
will be released (days, weeks, or months)? Thanks.

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On Tue, 9/20/16, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <nicolas.thierry-m...@imag.fr> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [elrepo] ath10k
 To: "EL Repo General Mailing List" <elrepo@lists.elrepo.org>
 Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 11:50 AM
 
 On 09/20/2016 05:29 PM, Phil Perry
 wrote:
 > On 20/09/16 14:29, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
 >> Hi,
 >>
 >> I bought a new laptop for my son, an Acer Aspire
 E5-575G-55DE, and
 >> installed Centos 7 on it.
 >> The wireless is:
 >> $ lspci -nn | grep Network
 >> 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros
 Device [168c:0042]
 >> (rev 31)
 >>
 >> The driver for this is ath10k, so I tried
 installing kmod-ath10k and
 >> ath10k-firmware from elrepo, but no joy: both of
 these are too old.
 <snip>>
 > Hi Nicolas,
 >
 > Many thanks for the feedback.
 >
 > The wireless stack in RHEL7.2 is backported from
 kernel-4.1. As such we
 > are pretty much bound to backporting wireless drivers
 to match the
 > wireless stack, so the current kmod-ath10k driver is
 backported from
 > kernel-4.1.x.
 >
 > If this driver doesn't support your device, we could
 look at backporting
 > support for that device to the 4.1.x tree driver.
 >
 > Firmwares can be tricky as they can be version
 specific, and thus
 > dependant on the driver version. If we know what files
 are needed then
 > we aim to package them.
 >
 > But at this point it all may be a little academic as I
 note RHEL7.3 will
 > contain the ath10k driver backported from kernel-4.7 so
 we will be
 > deprecating our kmod-ath10k package in favour of the
 distro kernel driver:
 >
 > [phil@Quad RHEL7.3beta]$ rpm
 -qlp kernel-3.10.0-493.el7.x86_64.rpm |
 > grep ath10
 >
 /lib/modules/3.10.0-493.el7.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k
 >
 
/lib/modules/3.10.0-493.el7.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/ath10k_core.ko
 >
 >
 
/lib/modules/3.10.0-493.el7.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/ath10k_pci.ko
 >
 >
 > So at this point I'd say if you can carry on using
 kernel-lt until 7.3
 > is released, your device should then be natively
 supported.
 
 
 Thanks for your quick reply. That's great news! I'll just
 wait for 7.3.
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