Joined: 25 Aug 2020 Posts: 46 Location: New York, USA
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2022 20:59 Post subject:
Hello! Just picked up a Minisforum UM250 and want to try using it as a router with DD-WRT. Upon installing it on the internal SSD, it boots up just fine, but it doesn't seem to be doing any network connectivity. The controller present on the board appears to be the Intel® Ethernet Controller I225-V. Any chance of adding support for it? _________________ HP ProDesk 400 Mini G1 [i3-4170T] (WAN, DHCP, QoS)
NETGEAR R7000 (WAP)
NETGEAR WNDR4300 (WAP for NDS/Wii)
"AR9271" is an ath9k chipset and is supported.
However, only the paid dd-wrt professional version has USB support.
And it is possible that the USB ID of the dongle is unknown and must be added to the driver.
I have paid for an activation, but don't have the page to get the system key(status/activation?). It is the pci-e version of the card. Would you please tell me the steps to get it set up?
Edit: Nevermind for right now. I thought I had the Atheros version, but have an updated Broadcom version which won't work. I'll get an Atheros card and try again. Will the activation screen pop up when I get a proper wireless card?
Will the QCA61x4A also work?
Last edited by NetJackACDC on Thu May 12, 2022 11:26; edited 1 time in total
OK I did the webupgrade full 2gb and activated it, but I still doesn't have a wireless tab.My motherboard BIOS shows that it is a Broadcom. I assume I need to exchange the card. Does the QCA61x4A chip have compatibility? I can get a card with that chip.
Joined: 03 Jan 2010 Posts: 7517 Location: YWG, Canada
Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 0:16 Post subject:
qca61x4 is supported, i have one, it works decently except for wds. if its used as a wds ap, the stations connect fine but no data transfers between them, only the qca6174 has that issue, as regular ap, its fine. but mine isnt a compex one, the compex one aside from costing more than other brands, MIGHT need a board.bin file from compex like my qca9888 did in order to function.
listed power consumption/tx power isnt always accurate, i know for sure qca6174 can do much more than a pathetic 9dbm, sometimes brands list the "recommended/design max", sometimes list the actual hardware max.
my qnap qwa ac-2600 is fine, maybe ben has a power supply with a weak 3.3v rail.
and for any mpcie/m.2 card going into a x86 system, make sure it uses 3.3v ONLY, not 5v, and not 5v+3.3v as most motherboards dont support 5v to pcie slots, unless u can find some special adapter card that has external power port or something.
stick to qca cards for x86 they work the best so far. broadcom was said to been added to x86 yet my bcm4360 based card still isnt detected so... and mediatek is still needing work on the mt76 driver, at least for their ax cards.
there is also qca9882 which is decently priced as well, or the qca9880 which is a 3x3 version of 9882. if u do look at qca9880 make sure its a 3.3v only version as that card has lots of 5v versions out there.. _________________ LATEST FIRMWARE(S)
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