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Basic information

  • Module name(s): wil6210
  • Authorship tag: vendor, community
  • License governing driver source code: ISC
  • Status: in-kernel (WIP)


  • MAC architecture / mode: SoftMAC
  • Driver framework(s): cfg80211
  • Firmware status tags: required
  • Firmware license tags: redistribution allowed, closed source

Limitations / unimplemented functionality NOS[edit]

  • Currently missing functionality:
  • Notable limitations:

Supported modes[edit]

  • STA (Station) mode: supported
  • IBSS (Ad-Hoc) mode: supported
  • AP (Master) mode: supported
  • Mesh (802.11s) mode: unknown
  • P2P mode: unknown
  • Monitor mode: supported
  • Packet injection: unknown

Hardware covered[edit]

Supported chips[edit]

  • Wil6120, Wil6220, Wil6225

Supported (probably) devices

 InterfaceFCC IDManuf.Vendor IDDevice IDChip1_modelPHY modesMIMO configOUIFCC_date
Dell Wireless 1601 WiGig (DW1601)Mini PCIe (half)PPD-QCA9005USI168c0034Wil6120abgn+ad2x2:200:1A:6B
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9005Mini PCIe (half)PPD-QCA9005
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9006NFCNGFFWil6220abgn+ac+ad2x2:2
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9006WBDMini PCIe (half)Wil6220abgn+ac+ad2x2:2

External links

Hardware provides WiFi and wireless PCIe connectivity, as described in the WiGig WBE spec.
Driver supports Wi-Fi only. Card is PCIe device, with PCIe ID: 1ae9:0310
There are old version of the Qualcomm 60GHz card, with PCIe ID: 1ae9:0301 it is not supported.
wil6210 device, 1ae9:0310, has one 2Mb BAR; it supports MSI interrupt.
  • Network features. For the WiFi connection, implemented is 802.11ad spec.
Supported are channels 1..3 with corresponded frequencies 58320, 60480, 62640 MHz.
wil6210 use cfg80211 framework, but not mac80211.