Realtek RTL8821AE Combo Module

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Realtek RTL8821AE Combo Module

FCC approval date: 10 July 2013

Interface: Mini PCIe (half)

ID: 10ec:8821 (2 addl. devices)
Windows: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8821

FCC ID: TX2-RTL8821AE
Industry Canada ID: 6317A-RTL8821AE

WI1 chip1: Realtek RTL8821AE

Probable Linux driver
rtl8821ae (in backports) (3.16+)
or rtlwifi_new (WIP)
also, staging driver expected in k3.14,
'final' for k3.15+

PCI ID first seen in kernel v3.18 (2014-12-07)
(see also passys)

Antenna connector: U.FL

abgn+ac, 1x1:1

Flags: bluetooth

OUI: none specified

 FCC ID
AzureWave AW-CB161HTX2-RTL8821AE
TLZ-CB161H
AzureWave AW-CB209NFTX2-RTL8821AE
TLZ-CB209NF
For a list of all currently documented Realtek chipsets with specifications, see Realtek.



802.11a/b/g/n/ac RTL8821AE Combo Module

The FCC test report states that there are six configurations of the EUT

  • 1: HMC, PCIe, Diversity antenna conifguration, I-PEX (U.FL compatible) RF connector
  • 2: HMC, PCIe, Fixed antenna conifguration, I-PEX (U.FL compatible) RF connector
  • 3: NGFF, PCIe, Diversity antenna conifguration, I-PEX MHF4 RF connector
  • 4: NGFF, SDIO, Diversity antenna conifguration, I-PEX MHF4 RF connector
  • 5: NGFF, PCIe, Fixed antenna conifguration, I-PEX MHF4 RF connector
  • 6: NGFF, SDIO, Fixed antenna conifguration, I-PEX MHF4 RF connector

The FCC label shows two models - RTL8821AE (HMC) and RTL8821AENF (NGFF).

Devices probably using this module[edit]

  • some / all (??) ASUS VivoPC (SFF PC) models
  • some / all (??) ASUS Transformer Book Trio (Tablet / Laptop) models [1] [2] [3]
    • 10ec:8821 PCI ID
  • some / all (??) ASUS M21AC (Desktop PC) models [4]
    • 10ec:8821 (1a3b:2161) PCI ID (AzureWave subsystem)
  • some / all (??) ASRock H97m-ITX/ac Motherboard [5]
    • 10ec:8821
  • some / all (??) ASRock Beebox [6]
    • 10ec:8821
  • some / all (??) Lenovo IdeaPad 300 (Laptop) models, [7] [8]
    • 10ec:8821 PCI ID