Ac-wlan pcie-card

(Frank W.) #1

Hi, can anybody recommend a pcie-ac-wlan-card with kernel/hostapd-support? i searched around, best seems atheros-chipsets

regards Frank

(moore liu) #2

you can buy mt7612 mPCIe card with mt76 open source driver.

internal PA card:

external PA card:


(Frank W.) #3

can debian also use this driver? Have you this card. Can you test if debian-kernel and hostapd working ootb or pathes needed?

Edit: it seems its full supported (mt76):


I’m running the preview2 MATE image through an SD card with an Intel AC-3160 mPCIe installed. However nothing appears in dmesg or lspci output. Is that normal? Does the mPCIe works out of the box with this image?

(KwangMin Kim) #5

I recomment WLE900VX-7AA.

using qca9880(ath10k, open source) chipset, This card has a very good price / performance.


Seems an excellent choice, thanks!

(bpi team) #7

we have finished MT7615 pcie card design and layout , sample will ready soon.:slight_smile:

(dorabmon) #8

where can i download the driver and did it have open source release?

(bpi team) #9

we need sample ready and test at first ,when all ready ,will update drive to github.

(bpi team) #10

we had test 7615 module success

(Frank W.) #11

because of internal wifi is buggy at the moment, is there a bgn/ac-module for mpcie which creates 2 wifi-devices (to run hostapd for both bands [2.4G/5G]) and mainline-driver-support?

(Maciek Szelągowski) #12

The same is Sparklan WPEA-352ACN for about half price (24 USD) at Aliexpress

(Frank W.) #13

Can this module run in both bands simultanously? Did not find that on ali…only amazon us without shipping to germany

(Maciek Szelągowski) #14

I think yes, all spects are the same as Compex WLE900VX-7A (speed up to 1,3GBit - seems simultaneous dual band) You can find one HERE

(Wolfgang) #15

I’m afraid I’m not so sure. Simultaneous 2.4G/5G operation requires ‘dual radio’ support and I don’t see that advertised for the QCA9880. I’d love to be wrong though, because it would be great to have a viable dual radio solution…

(Frank W.) #16

Are there any dual-radio cards available?