[Solved] Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Adapter (9560NGW) not work

Something still prevents the dongle to be loaded. Maybe you should check for a different brand.

Seems to be your built-in adapter and no extra dongle. Seems on their homepage only Win10 is currently supported …

Maybe Ubuntu has the needed firmware …

wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/linux-firmware_1.173.tar.gz

Look for these files:

  • iwlwifi-9000-pu-b0-jf-b0-33.ucode
  • iwlwifi-9260-th-b0-jf-b0-33.ucode

As an alternative you may look here and check for iwlwifi-9XXX*ucode files.

Somehow the chip series seems to be supported but there is no explanation for the * next to Linux :wink: If you check closer, even there you only find windows 10 drivers. You may contact Luca Coelho <luciano.coelho@intel.com> to see what Intel might tell you about Linux support :stuck_out_tongue:

Isn’t this the Management Interface (ala vPro/AMT) rather than a wifi driver?



00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller [1043:1447]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
Memory at f7a1a000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: mei_me
Kernel modules: mei_me

[fademind@manjaro ~]$ modinfo mei_me
filename: /lib/modules/4.17.0-2-MANJARO/kernel/drivers/misc/mei/mei-me.ko.xz
license: GPL v2
description: Intel® Management Engine Interface
author: Intel Corporation
srcversion: CA2EF099C74A2EE072DD446
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A364svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A360svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00009DE4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00009DE0svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A2BBsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A2BAsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d0000319Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00005A9Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00001A9Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A1BAsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A13Bsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A13Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00009D3Bsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00009D3Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00009CBBsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00009CBAsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00008CBAsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00009C3Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00008D3Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00008C3Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00001DBAsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00001CBAsvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00001E3Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00001D3Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00001C3Asvsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00003B65svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00003B64svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002E34svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002E24svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002E14svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002E04svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002A74svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002A64svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002A54svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002A44svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000028F4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000028E4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000028D4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000028C4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000028B4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000029F4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000029E4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000029D4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000029C4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000029B4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002A14svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002A04svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d000029A4svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002994svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002984svsdbcsci*
alias: pci:v00008086d00002974svsdbcsci*
depends: mei
retpoline: Y
intree: Y
name: mei_me
vermagic: 4.17.0-2-MANJARO SMP preempt mod_unload modversions

Yes, you’re right. I was confused as I only find mei-me for the hardware ID. Seems this Wlan-Chip is too new for Linux.

I think will not help - Intel Support Killer 1550

Well, I assume it will be faster to buy a supported Wlan-Dongle or ask Killer Network about the needed support for Linux. Seems Intel is only producing the hardware and not the firmware or drivers. You may check-out TP-Link.


Already I asked a question, but for some reason I do not expect affirmative answer. Probably there is no choice yet, it is necessary to purchase usb dongle.

It is under 10 €/$/£

I still couldn’t notice that specific DID, but it’s not unlikely that in the worst case scenario just adding a line for 1a56 in 4.17 sources could be enough.

I asked the question Killer Networks, on the website of Intel it is directly written on vprosa of support of Killer Wireless 1550 to address Killer Networks. I received the response that only Windows is supported and there is no time and an opportunity to be engaged in integration into Linux.
I got on the forum Ubuntu, there I found the same lucky who was helped by one one of moderators of a forum. The decision for support of Killer Wirelles AC 1550 from Intel:

sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/iwlwifi/backport-iwlwifi.git/tree/
cd backport-iwlwifi
make defconfig-iwlwifi-public
make -j4
sudo make install

modinfo iwlwifi | grep A370
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd000042A4bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00004234bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd000040A4bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00004034bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00004030bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00002034bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00002030bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00001552bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00001210bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00001030bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00001010bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd000002A4bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd000002A0bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000264bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000260bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd0000023Cbcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000238bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000234bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000230bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd000000A4bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd000000A0bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000064bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000060bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd0000003Cbcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000038bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000034bcsci
alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00000030bcsci

There was my device and system defined wi-fi adapter:

alias: pci:v00008086d0000A370svsd00001552bcsci

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Rivet_Networks_Killer_Wireless-AC_1550 2
\https://github.com/OSEC-pl/backports-iwlwifi/commit/a3ef483ec5002b7af5a2ad04cb7a77366cd23b9f 3
\https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/9e5053ad9d590e095829a8bb07adbbdbd893f0f9 2
I still couldn’t notice that specific DID, but it’s not unlikely that in the worst case scenario just adding a line for 1a56 in 4.17 sources could be enough.

Right direction.

All many thanks!:relaxed:

Well, the question is if commit a3ef483 applies cleanly to v4.17+ or not. The other commit is already in v4.17-rc1 and can be tested by simply installing it.

The way @wargblaze described it, is to install the driver as an extramodule. Would be interesting which file output you might see in the console. When I find time I’ll try out more.

Seems the patch applies to today’s v4.17 git-snapshot. I’ll compile it and upload it as needed to our unstable branch. Additionally I try to backport it to older kernels with regular kernel updates scheduled for tomorrow late afternoon.


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Hi, may I ask your favour?

I tried to download the git that you posted, but somehow because of size issue I couldn’t and I have no idea how to use the source after I edit.

Please give me some clues for a noob.


This is not noob-friendly stuff.

Wait for support to be added to the kernels. Or buy another wifi adapter.

Currently the drivers are added to the latest linux417 kernel. Currently I’m building a new set of packages and will backport it also to v4.14 and v4.16 series. All of those will be available in todays unstable update and may be added to tomorrows testing update.


I just got an answer from the killer company and they said the driver support is not on their timetable.

Are you making it by yourself?

When you are done where should I go to find to download it?

Thanks for your endeavour!!

The driver is now available in following kernel series: v4.17, v4.16, v4.14. Please switch either to testing or unstable branch to get the new kernel releases supporting this wifi card. Feedback is highly appreciated.

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Please switch to unstable and upgarde kernel:

sudo pacman-mirrors --country Bulgaria Denmark Czech Germany France --api --set-branch unstable -P https; sudo pacman -Syyu

sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux417


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