What mini Pci express Version is Omnia Turris using?

Hallo,

i would like to know which mPCIe Version the Omnia Turris is supporting? I didnt find anything in the documentation which version of mPCIe is supported.

The WLE900VX and WLE200N2 are both mPCIe 1.1.

I would like to implant the following mPCIe 2.0 wifi cards in the Omnia Turris but this only makes sense if Omnia turris support mPCIe 2.0.

WLE1216V5-20 I-TEMP
WLE1216V2-20 I-TEMP
WLE1216V5-20
WLE1216V2-20

All these Cards support Openwrt 3 and above.

I dont understand why the new mox is not sold with these new mPCIe 2.0 cards. What mPCIe Version is MOX supporting?

Best regards,

I’m running both cards (WLE1216V5-20 & WLE1216V2-20) in my Omnia without any issue.

This is great to hear.
What is your Data throughput with tests like speedtest.net or fast.com?

Have you noticed any Data throughput and range improvements?
I assume you are using Turris OS 4 with the Candelatech ath10k firmware and ath10k-kmod?

On the Candelatech Site they mention that the cards get very hot and should be actively cooled. Are you using active cooling ?
https://www.candelatech.com/ath10k-10.4.php

Is the installation complicated? Because on the Candelatech site they mention that you need to replace two files. board-2-ct.bin and firmware-5.bin
Arent these provided by the OpenWRT packagemanager? Or just for updates these files need to be replaced?

TO (hardware revision CZ11NIC20) output from `lspci -vkbDPPnn`
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:6820] (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Device tree node: /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/soc/pcie/pcie@1,0
        Flags: fast devsel
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: None
        Memory behind bridge: None
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000-000fffff [size=1M]
        Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
lspci: Unable to load libkmod resources: error -12

0000:00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:6820] (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Device tree node: /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/soc/pcie/pcie@2,0
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: None
        Memory behind bridge: e0000000-e02fffff [size=3M]
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000-000fffff [size=1M]
        Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00

0000:00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:6820] (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Device tree node: /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/soc/pcie/pcie@3,0
        Flags: fast devsel
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: None
        Memory behind bridge: None
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000-000fffff [size=1M]
        Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00

0000:00:02.0/02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA986x/988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [168c:003c]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 80
        Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
        Expansion ROM at e8200000 [disabled]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/8 Maskable+ 64bit-
        Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
        Kernel driver in use: ath10k_pci

According to the product brief for the 88F6820 it features:

  • PCIe 2.0 with 1 Port x4 + 2 Ports x 1 or 4 Ports x1
  • 6 SERDES lanes shared amongst PCIe/SGMII/QSGMII/SATA/sETM, e.g.

With PCIe 2.0 x1 the net throughput is 500 Mbyte/s in each direction, less the overhead for the transport protocol.