[OpenWrt-Devel] QCA9994 outdoor 13km link

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Mon Sep 23 12:36:13 EDT 2019

Weeks or months or whenever I have time, and maybe sooner if someone
wants to sponsor it.  Please understand I, and probably everyone else working
on OpenWRT, am busy with lots of other projects and community work often
gets pushed to the back burner.


On 9/23/19 8:18 AM, support at maxnet.al wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> When do you think you might be able to make those changes to your driver?
> Thanks,
> Klevis.
> On 2019-09-20 13:00, Ben Greear wrote:
>> On 9/20/19 12:55 PM, Vincent Wiemann wrote:
>>> Hi Klevis,
>>> have you tried it with a short distance?
>>> If you did you should better ask Ben Greear directly.
>> I asked him to post publicly so that others can help answer and that
>> my own answers might
>> help someone else.
>> I have some patches that should enable coverage class settings for
>> wave-2, but I am too busy
>> with other things right now to port them to my ath10k-ct driver/firmware.
>> Thanks,
>> Ben
>>> By the way ath10k gen 2 chipsets don't work very well with long distance links without a
>>> special feature which implementation is only available to companies like Ubiquiti and very few
>>> people who have an own reverse-engineered implementation.
>>> It works on IPQ401X, QCA9886 and QCA9888 based chips only.
>>> And it is not possible to set a coverage class for gen 2 devices, yet as far as I know due to missing
>>> documentation and implementation (correct me if that information is outdated).
>>> Furthermore a high channel width often results in problems
>>> due to lower receiver sensibility.
>>> We have better experiences with lower channel widths and sometimes get more throughput with that.
>>> Actually I think this does not explain your connection issues as 13 km is not that much.
>>> Regards,
>>> Vincent Wiemann
>>> On 20.09.19 18:30, support at maxnet.al wrote:
>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> I am trying to setup a custom made outdoor link with Apu2d2 board devices and QCA9994 cards from compex. After i installed openwrt and ath10k ct driver, 
>>>> kmod ath10k and board-2.bin the device can run a 80MHz channel in WDS AP. The problem is that it won't run as station or station wds. It can scan
>>>> the SSIDs but won't connect them.
>>>> Any suggestion?
>>>> Thank you!
>>>> Klevis
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