Banana Pi BPI-R3 Mini Router board with MediaTek MT7986(Filogic 830),support Wi-Fi 6,2.5GbE

Is it possible to add an additional card to get Wifi 6E or maybe Wifi 7 someday? Like this:

Can it be used as a Wifi AP with 50 and more clients? Is there a benchmark with it?

we have test wifi6E module on BPI-R3 . wifi7, we just try to do design

We will put all unused GPIOs on the M.2 socket, including I2C. but of course, there is no 2.54mm pin header like BPI-R3

The spi nand is now 1gb, and each M.2 socket can provide a current of 3A, which should be enough for SSD and 5G modules, but it is finally confirmed by the test. The fan is 3PIN. Like BPI-R3, it can be adjusted by PWM, but replaced by 1.25mm pitch socket

I would like to buy it in China. When will it be available?

BPI-R3 Mini router case design:


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Why isn’t it four antennas? Most 5G modules have four antennas.

I assume the three antennas belong to MT7976C DBDC frontend, and using a diplexer one can combine 2.4G and 5G and have 3 antennas total for Wi-Fi.

Banana Pi BPI-R3 Mini with 5G module and SSD hardisk:



Which interface (USB 3.0 or PCIe x1) used in the M.2 Key B?

mt7986 has pcie3x2 which cannot be splitted and i guess mapped to the m.2 key-m slot for nvme (like on fullsize R3). as Key-B slot is prepared for 5G there should be (only) USB3

Banana Pi BPI-R3 Mini Router case ,which are you like??



Will you provide the 3D printing files for the casing?

yes, DXF file . at here :

Hi, The Wiki lists 4x4 5G and 4x4 2.4G ( Wifi 6 4x4 2.4G Wifi(MT7975N) +4x4 5G Wifi(MT7975P) ) but there are only 5 antenna connectors ( 3x 5Ghz, 2x 2.4 Ghz ), how is the antenna mapping done ? can we connect a 4x4 5Ghz array and 1x 2.4 Ghz ?

I can’t wait for this product to be launched to the market. When will it be available?

We are already in mass production and will be selling to the public soon

It is ax4200 with mt7976.

802.11ax (2.4GHz): up to 574Mbps 802.11ax (5 GHz): up to 3603 Mbps

frequency range 1 x 2.4 GHz, 1 x 5 GHz Bandwidth 20/40 MHz (2.4 GHz band) 20/40/80/160 MHz (5 GHz band) 2 x 2 MIMO technology (2.4 GHz band) 3 x 3 (5GHz band)

What is the maximum power usage with both SSD and 5G module? I would like to take this as a travel router powered by a portable battery bank. Also wondering if there is a heat issue if they are both stacked inside the official case, as there doesn’t seem to be room for a fan and no ventilation holes…?

I’m really liking that darkblue case! Are these all aluminum or plastic?

The more I look at this… the more I think the switch should be facing outwards - I think the case could provide this exposure to allow switched booting preference if the switch were oriented outwards. This would be quite handy.

That and the debug UART - is this accessible over the USB C port as well?