Unsupported: WiFi 2.4GHz partly

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  1. What does it mean, “WiFi 2.4GHz partly unsupported”?
    • This means that the 2.4GHz will work to some degree, but with less performance than expected.
    • For devices based on b43 driver, generally means:
      • Supports 802.11g rates only
      • Can't handle multiple SSIDs. Means not suitable to add “Guest Network” (requires second SSID) or as WiFi Extender (requires second SSID to connect client)
  2. What is the reason for the unsupported status?
    • no Open Source driver available for BCM63xx
  3. What consequences does this have in regards to your expectations?
    • Expectation: Fully working 2.4GHz WiFi at UHS™1)
    • Reality: You can only use b/g at 54Mbit.
  4. Will this status change over time? If yes, in what timeframe?
    • No, hell freezes before that happens. | Yes, working on it, please wait 32 seconds. | Dunno, but I could make a wild guess if it's urgent. | ask the forum | ...
  5. What can you do now?
    • Easy / Short term: Get a device with different WiFi chip / SoC which is fully supported by OpenWrt
    • Medium / Short term: If the device has a detachable miniPCI/miniPCIe WiFi card, change it by a fully supported one.
    • Hard / Long term: Get on the nerves of the WiFi chip / SoC manufacturer…
  6. Where can you find more information about current support status?
BrandModelVersionSupported current relUnsupported FunctionsWLAN driverDevice PageForum searchGit searchDevice Techdata
ActiontecR1000H23.05.0HomePNA, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43View/Edit data
ADBP.DG A4001NA-000-1A1-AE22.03.3DSL modem, wifi 2.4ghz partlyb43p.dg_a4001nView/Edit data
ADBP.DG AV4202N23.05.0DSL modem, FXS, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43p.dg_av4202nView/Edit data
Arcadyan / AstoriaAR751623.05.0DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43ar7516View/Edit data
ASUSRT-AC56R23.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43rt-ac56uView/Edit data
ASUSRT-AC56U23.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43rt-ac56uView/Edit data
ASUSRT-AC68Uv123.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43rt-ac68uView/Edit data
ASUSRT-AC87U23.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43rt-ac87uView/Edit data
ASUSRT-N12A122.03.5WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43rt-n12_a1View/Edit data
ASUSRT-N18UA123.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43rt-n18uView/Edit data
ASUSRT-N66UB1, B223.05.0openwrt only sees 128MB RAM, WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43rt-n66uView/Edit data
ASUSWL-550gE22.03.5WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43wl-550geView/Edit data
AztechDSL7002GRV(S)WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43dsl7002grv_sView/Edit data
BuffaloWXR-1900DHP23.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43View/Edit data
BuffaloWZR-900DHP21.02.6WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43View/Edit data
BuffaloWZR-1750DHP(D)23.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43wzr-1750dhpView/Edit data
BuffaloWZR-600DHP223.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43wzr-600dhp2View/Edit data
CiscoValet M10v1.017.01.5WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43m10View/Edit data
CiscoValet Plus M2017.01.5WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43View/Edit data
ComtrendAR-5315u23.05.0DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43ar-5315uView/Edit data
ComtrendWAP-5813n23.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43, broadcom-wlwap-5813nView/Edit data
D-LinkDSL-2730UC1DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43, brcmsmacdsl-2730uView/Edit data
D-LinkDSL-2750BD123.05.0DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43View/Edit data
LinksysE1000v117.01.7WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43e1000View/Edit data
LinksysEA9500v1, v1.123.05.0MU-MIMO front 8 level LEDs, WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHz partlybrcmfmacea9500_v1View/Edit data
LinksysWRT160Nv317.01.7WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43wrt160nView/Edit data
LinksysWRT310Nv222.03.5WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43wrt310n_v2View/Edit data
MerakiMR3223.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHz partlyb43mr32View/Edit data
NETGEARDGN2200v119.07.10DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43dgn2200View/Edit data
NETGEARDGND3800B23.05.0DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43, broadcom-wldgnd3700View/Edit data
NETGEARDGND3700v123.05.0DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43, broadcom-wldgnd3700View/Edit data
NETGEARDGND4000WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43dgnd4000View/Edit data
NETGEAREVG200023.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43evg2000View/Edit data
NETGEARR625023.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43r6250View/Edit data
NETGEARR6300v123.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43r6300_v1View/Edit data
NETGEARR6300v223.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43r6300_v2View/Edit data
NETGEARR700023.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43r7000View/Edit data
NETGEARWNDR3700v323.05.0Failsafe mode, WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43wndr3700View/Edit data
NETGEARWNDR400023.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43wndr4000View/Edit data
NETGEARWNR2000v218.06.4WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43wnr2000View/Edit data
NuComR5010UNv223.05.0DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43r5010un_v2View/Edit data
ObservaVH4032N23.05.0DSL modem, FXS, WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHz partlyb43, broadcom-wlvh4032nView/Edit data
PHICOMMK3A123.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHz partlybroadcom-wlk3_a1View/Edit data
PirelliPRG AV4202N23.05.0DSL modem, FXS, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43p.dg_av4202nView/Edit data
SagemF@ST2704NV122.03.5DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43fast2704nv1View/Edit data
SagemF@ST2704V223.05.0DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43, brcmsmacfast2704_v2View/Edit data
SercommAD1018NOR23.05.0DSL modem, FXS, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43ad1018View/Edit data
SercommAD1018v123.05.0DSL modem, FXS, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43ad1018View/Edit data
SercommAD1018v223.05.0DSL modem, FXS, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43ad1018View/Edit data
SFR (Société Française de Radiotéléphonie)Neufbox6 (NB6)23.05.0DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43View/Edit data
TechnicolorTG582nDANT-123.05.0CFE must be installed, DSL modem, Stock bootloader unsupported, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43tg582nView/Edit data
TechnicolorTG582nDANT-T22.03.5CFE must be installed, DSL modem, Stock bootloader unsupported, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43tg582nView/Edit data
TendaAC923.05.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43View/Edit data
TP-LinkArcher C5 AC1200v219.07.10WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43archer-c5-c7-wdr7500View/Edit data
TP-LinkArcher C9v119.07.10WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43archer-c9View/Edit data
TP-LinkArcher VR900vv1.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43archer_vr900v_1.0View/Edit data
TP-LinkTD-W8960Nv419.07.10DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43td-w8960nView/Edit data
TP-LinkTD-W8968v319.07.10DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43td-w8960n_v5View/Edit data
UbiquitiUniFi AP ACWiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43unifiacView/Edit data

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  • Last modified: 2021/02/17 17:33
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