802.11ac Wave 2 boardData
The calibration data used in 802.11ac Wave 2 cards is the combination of data on the card's EEPROM and the board.bin / board-2.bin file.
Please download them here:
- 1 Customized boardData
- 2 802.11ac Wave 2 Modules with Customized boardData
- 3 For Radio Cards with Old boardID
- 4 Instructions on Replacing boardData After Loading Old Firmware into the Board
- 5 ath10k/LEDE/OpenWRT Build Instructions Using boardData File
- 6 QCA/QSDK/CompexWRT Build Instructions Using boardData File
Additional steps are required to include the correct boardData file of the card into the firmware.
This is to optimize for better throughput, for
iwconfig to show transmit power correctly, and for stable bit rates.
The QSDK boardData file contains the data for only one wifi module. The ath10k boardData file
board-2.bin contains the data for multiple wifi modules. If this
board-2.bin file is not found, the ath10k will refer to the
board.bin file (which is the QSDK boardData for only one wifi module).
802.11ac Wave 2 Modules with Customized boardData
For Radio Cards with Old boardID
Most users should not need to read this section. For older WLE1216V5-20 radio cards, the boardID=1. The production WLE1216V5-20 radio cards now have boardID=31. For different boardID, different boardData is required.
Instructions on Replacing boardData After Loading Old Firmware into the Board
Download the lede-build.zip hence extract the board-2.bin file then replace the old with this.
ath10k/LEDE/OpenWRT Build Instructions Using boardData File
The boardData files are available here:
Build lede firmware with Compex boardData.
After normal lede firmware build, copy board-2.bin to target rootfs directory, e.g.
cp wle1216bd/board-2.bin build_dir/target-arm_cortex-a15+neon-vfpv4_musl-1.1.16_eabi/root-ipq806x/lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9984/hw1.0/
cp wle1000bd/board-2.bin build_dir/target-arm_cortex-a15+neon-vfpv4_musl-1.1.16_eabi/root-ipq806x/lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA99X0/hw2.0/
Summary of the build process:
make cp board-2.bin to root-ipq806x make target/install
QCA/QSDK/CompexWRT Build Instructions Using boardData File
Build QSDK firmware with Compex boardData.
(Instructions for SPF 5.0.2 on IPQ806x platform, others may differ slightly)
Unzip the files to qsdk directory.
Run the script:
Build the firmware as per normal.
The script needs to be run once only.