Quote Originally Posted by TMundo View Post
[B]I don't know why overwriting two files you said were the wrong ones would cause it to work better unless it reset some kind of glitch.
Umm.. a bit confusing to me also but the result of:
modinfo carl9170
clearly shows that it uses only carl9170-1.fw firmware.

Since that firmware also pre-exists in the /lib/firmware directory, I think it's just a matter of chance that it got connected.

I guess it's time to search for a command to figure out the firmware in use