Unsupported: WiFi 5GHz

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  1. What does it mean, “WiFi 5GHz unsupported”?
    • This means that the 5GHz WiFi will not work at all.
  2. What is the reason for the unsupported status?
    • no Open Source driver available for BCM63xx, MT7610EN, etc.
    • …list other reasons/SoCs…
  3. What consequences does this have in regards to your expectations?
    • Expectation: Fully working 5GHz WiFi at UHS™1)
    • Reality: You can not use 5GHz at all.
  4. Will this status change over time? If yes, in what timeframe?
    • Nobody knows. It all depends on the availability of FOSS drivers. Expect timeframes of multiple months up to multiple years, or even never.
  5. What can you do now?
    • Easy / Short term: Get a device with different wifi chip / SoC which is fully supported by OpenWrt
    • 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
ASUSRT-N5321.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzb43rt-n53View/Edit data
ASUSRT-AC53U21.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzb43View/Edit data
ASUSRT-N66UB1, B221.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43rt-n66uView/Edit data
ASUSRT-AC56U21.02.0WiFi 5GHz, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43rt-ac56uView/Edit data
ASUSRT-AC68U21.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43rt-ac68uView/Edit data
ASUSRT-AC87U21.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43rt-ac87uView/Edit data
ASUSRT-AC56R21.02.0WiFi 5GHz, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43rt-ac56uView/Edit data
AztechDSL7002GRV(S)WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43dsl7002grv_sView/Edit data
BuffaloWZR-1750DHP(D)21.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43wzr-1750dhpView/Edit data
BuffaloWXR-1900DHP21.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43View/Edit data
BuffaloWZR-900DHP21.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43View/Edit data
DovadoTiny AC21.02.0WiFi 5GHzmt76tiny_acView/Edit data
ELECOMWRC-1167GHBK2-S21.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzmt76View/Edit data
ELECOMWRC-2533GST21.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzunknownView/Edit data
ELECOMWRC-1900GST21.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzunknownView/Edit data
GL.iNetGL-MT75021.02.0WiFi 5GHzmt76gl-mt750View/Edit data
HnetHW-C10821.02.0WiFi 5GHzunknownView/Edit data
LinksysE2500v221.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzb43View/Edit data
LinksysE2500v321.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzb43View/Edit data
LinksysE2500v121.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzb43e2500_v1View/Edit data
LinksysE3200v121.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzb43e3200_v1View/Edit data
LinksysE4200v1.021.02.0WiFi 5GHzb43e4200_v1View/Edit data
NETGEARDGND4000WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43dgnd4000View/Edit data
NETGEARR625021.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43r6250View/Edit data
NETGEARR6300v221.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43r6300_v2View/Edit data
NETGEARR700021.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43r7000View/Edit data
NETGEARWNDR3400v221.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzb43wndr3400View/Edit data
NETGEARWNDR3400v321.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHz, USBb43wndr3400View/Edit data
NETGEARWNDR3700v321.02.0Failsafe mode, WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43wndr3700View/Edit data
NETGEARWNDR400021.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43wndr4000View/Edit data
NETGEARR7500v121.02.0WiFi 5GHzunknownr7500View/Edit data
NETGEARR6300v121.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43r6300_v1View/Edit data
NETGEARR6200v121.02.0LEDs, WiFi 5GHzb43, brcmsmacr6200_v1View/Edit data
PlanexMZK-EX750NP21.02.0WiFi 5GHzmt76View/Edit data
RadxaROCK Pi 4B21.02.0Wifi 5GHz, BluetoothunknownView/Edit data
SagemF@ST2504nv.619.07.8DSL modem, WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzb43fast2504n_v.6View/Edit data
T-Com / TelekomSpeedport W921VWiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHzunknownspw921vView/Edit data
TendaAC921.02.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43View/Edit data
TP-LinkArcher VR900vv1.0WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43archer_vr900v_1.0View/Edit data
TP-LinkTD-W8980v121.02.0WiFi 5GHzath9ktd-w8980_v1View/Edit data
TP-LinkTD-W998021.02.0WiFi 5GHzath9ktd-w9980View/Edit data
TP-LinkArcher C5 AC1200v219.07.8WiFi 5GHz, WiFi 2.4GHz partlyb43archer-c5-c7-wdr7500View/Edit data
TP-LinkArcher C7 AC1750v1, v1.121.02.0WiFi 5GHzath10karcher_c7View/Edit data
TP-LinkArcher C60v121.02.0WiFi 5GHzath10karcher_c60_v2View/Edit data
TP-LinkArcher C9v119.07.8WiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43archer-c9View/Edit data
TP-LinkTL-MR3420v3snapshotWiFi 5GHzath10ktl-mr3420View/Edit data
UbiquitiUniFi AP ACWiFi 2.4GHz partly, WiFi 5GHzb43unifiacView/Edit data
ZyXELWAP680521.02.0WiFi 5GHzunknownwap6805View/Edit data

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  • Last modified: 2019/06/13 20:27
  • by tmomas