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  • #1361

    t0ny0
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    Hey guys, have a few espressobins on hand, one of which came with the wifi card from globalscale. Was wondering if there is a supported mini pcie wifi card, that would allow me to run openwrt with both ac and n simultaneously?

    Also, for the included wifi – range seems to be a big problem, once I am 10ft away from the device – it drops ac down to ~300mbps, and actual speeds for dl go down to around 30mbps. I ordered some external antennas, do you think that will work?

    Thanks for your help!

    #1362

    t0ny0
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    I mean to write WiFi, not WiFo obviously. Can’t edit my post, sorry.

    #1363

    armbian
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    >Was wondering if there is a supported mini pcie wifi card, that would allow me to run openwrt with both ac and n simultaneously?

    I haven’t seen such card and I haven’t seen any AC module working on this board yet. Your current best case is Atheros 98xx on mPCI for 2.4 N mode and some 8812AU on USB for AC. And you will need updated U-boot and a kernel 4.14.y from Armbian – it works there. At minimum.

    https://forum.armbian.com/topic/5831-espressobin-mpcie-wifi-adapter-not-recognised/?tab=comments#comment-45171

    #1366

    t0ny0
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    Hey! I actually found that the included WiFi module works pretty well in AC (as in – it works lol, but the moment you move 5ft away from the device – speeds drop drastically) when running LEDE. I tried with an intel card – I keep getting stuck in a bootloop, so I gave up on that.
    Yeah I do not think that such card exists that can do both at the same time.

    Thanks for your input!

    #1368

    t0ny0
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    Actually, it looks like the MediaTek MT7615 might be able to support both at the same time? Or am I wrong?

    #1369

    armbian
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    Yes, it looks so but … https://wikidevi.com/wiki/MediaTek_MT7615 The only existing (but nowhere to buy) mPCI form factor devices are “Mini PCIe (oversized)” which means they won’t fit in 🙂 Second problems can be drivers quality.

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