Qualcom/Atheros QCA986x/988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

From: FreeBSD User <freebsd_at_walstatt-de.de>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 10:47:51 +0200

is there any chance that FreeBSD 13 or 14 will support the WiFi adaptor described below?

The WiFi NIC in question is a Chinese product branded


and often bundled with PCengine's APUs. The WiFi Adaptor was supposed to drive a FreeBSD based
router/firewall project with WiFi Access Point capabilities, but neither OPNsense, pfSense nor
other FreeBSD based router projects seem to support any IEEE 802.11ac adaptors at this time.
Are there any plans to change this?

If I'm not mistaken, Linux already supports the QCA986x/988x adaptors through a driver called
"ath10k". Is there a chance to run such drivers within an emulation layer as long as FreeBSD
doe not have its native support?

none2_at_pci0:1:0:0:       class=0x028000 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00 vendor=0x168c device=0x003c
subvendor=0x0000 subdevice=0x0000 vendor     = 'Qualcomm Atheros'
    device     = 'QCA986x/988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter'
    class      = network
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 64, base 0xd0000000, size 2097152, enabled

Thanks in advance,

O. Hartmann

O. Hartmann
Received on Sat Aug 28 2021 - 08:47:51 UTC

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