Turris Hardware Compatibility


I’ve been having issues with my 5 GHz wifi since I’ve had the omnia, however until last week it was usable. Now when I reboot the router the 5G card does not come up. I’ve looked on these forums and have not found a solution that has worked, so I want to replace the card with an AC card.

The two I am looking at are:
shop. compex.com.sg/wireless-modules/802-11ac/wle900v5-27.html
shop. compex.com.sg/wle600v5-27.html

Here are the logs from a recent event:

With a little more effort you can get WAVE2-cards running. I can recommend the WLE1216V5-20. To get this working, you need to get yourself another pigtail-UFL-adapter and another antenna. 2 wholes are already existing.

I wouldn’t mind doing that, is there any information on that? If I need to add another antenna, where can I get that?

Please find detailed information on software and also picture of installed card starting with the following post in this thread: Wlan 5g not starting most of the time - #111 by michalko58 - Omnia HW problems - Turris forum
If you have further questions on the software part, please post them in the mentioned thread.
The user that posted it, installed the WLE1216v5-20 into slot 2. The WLE900VX was reconfigured to serve 2,4GHz-WiFi and is installed in slot 1. Therefore you would need 2 additional antennae + 2 pigtail-UFL-adapter.

Depends on where you are located (America, Europe, Asia)? In Europe I can recommend DeLock products - e.g. Delock Produkte 89831 Delock Antennenkabel RP-SMA Buchse zum Einbau Ferritkern zu I-PEX Inc., MHF® I Stecker 1.13 20 cm Gewindelänge 10 mm for the pigtail-adapter and e.g. Delock Produkte 88393 Delock WLAN 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n Antenne RP-SMA Stecker 4 - 5 dBi omnidirektional mit Kippgelenk schwarz for the antenna [but as antennae are subject to personal gusto - you can also contact Turris support to request 2 original antennae, which you could buy from them].

I use the WLE1216V5-20 card myself and can confirm it works great. I believe you will need to install the ath10k-firmware-qca9984 package manually, but once you’ve done that it should just work.
I can also recommend delock products for both antennas and cables. You can buy others if you want of course, but make sure the pigtail connector is MHF/U.FL as that’s what the card uses.

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Thanks guys, for the suggestions. I’m in America and was looking at embeddedworks.net, they had the card in stock, and I think they have the correct pig tails. I wasn’t sure if the antennas they offered would work, so I didn’t order anything yet.

Looks like they have multiple antennas on there that should work.
You can use this cable: https://www.embeddedworks.net/assy047/ along with this antenna: https://www.embeddedworks.net/ante199/ for example. If you want a higher gain antenna, make sure it’s RP-SMA, and supports dual-band. And if you’re looking for a longer cable, it also needs to match the connector of the antenna (regular SMA won’t work with that cable).

As I am adding antennas, does it make sense to go to 802.11ax vs the 802.11ac that I’ve been looking at? The answer can simply be “no”, as I’ve seen other comments on this forum about it being not being possible, but I just wanted to check.

I would say no, there’s currently no 802.11ax support (in open source in general) and a fully functional driver is probably years away.

That’s all I needed to know! I will likely start ordering the parts needed based on the information you and ssdnvv have provided. Thanks!

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May I ask you for more details about your issue? In both provided logs, I see that ath10k driver was loaded and it should work. I would like to help you, but for now, I am not sure if the 5 GHz Wi-Fi card is detected by the hardware and then if it is SW or HW issue. If the 5 GHz card does not work for you, can you please send the output of the command lspci and in any case the diagnostics will provide is more insights. The diagnostics contain sensitive data and should be sent to Technical support and they will look at it.

I can do that. I shall have it sent over shortly.

can you please send the output of the command lspci

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 6820 (rev 04)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 6820 (rev 04)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 6820 (rev 04)
01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA986x/988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

I will send the diagnostic file to support.

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