Recently i got a mt7915 (asiarf version)
After it was successfully installed and the kernel recompiled with
CONFIG_MT7915E=m option it has succesfully started. After setup i got decent speed boost over mt7612e (average ~195/205 vs ~130/170 mbps for D/U using iperf3 on ~9m distance w/o walls)
Everything seems good for me, i only have a couple of questions:
The driver is looking for mt7915e_rf.bin eeprom which is absent (i didn’t found in on internet) is it important?
r2-gentoo /etc/hostapd # dmesg | grep mt79 [ 27.001069] mt7915e 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0140 -> 0142) [ 27.181023] mt7915e 0000:01:00.0: HW/SW Version: 0x8a108a10, Build Time: 20200819112315a [ 27.281535] mt7915e 0000:01:00.0: WM Firmware Version: ____000000, Build Time: 20200819112349 [ 27.371699] mt7915e 0000:01:00.0: WA Firmware Version: DEV_000000, Build Time: 20200819112407 [ 27.476542] mt7915e 0000:01:00.0: Load eeprom: /lib/firmware/mediatek/mt7915e_rf.bin [ 27.476615] mt7915e 0000:01:00.0: Open eeprom file failed: /lib/firmware/mediatek/mt7915e_rf.bin [ 27.667229] mt7915e 0000:01:00.0 wlp1s0: renamed from wlan0
As i got this version (mt7915A(?)) has no DBDC? (I read - it’s Dual Bands selectable, just clarifying)
Are there other enclosures than aluminium exists which have more than 2 antenna holes?
P.S. hostapd needts to be compiled with
CONFIG_IEEE80211AX=y option to enable wifi6, which was disabled by default in my distro.