802.11ad, strictly speaking, does not belong to the WI-FI standard, is WIGIG, literally: wireless gigabit, to achieve very high wireless transmission speed at a very close distance, provided that the very close distance.
Netgear R9000, on the R7800 5G wireless, plus the 802.11ad 60GHz wireless, replace the CPU for NAS, plus a 10 Gigabit optical port, probably assembled into this R9000.
I most want to test its 60GHz wireless, which will have to start with everything 802.11ad wireless card to get started, otherwise how to test it. From the disassembly can be learned that the 802.11ad chip model of the Netgear R9000 is Qualcomm’s own QCA9008, I want to test before disassembly, in order to satisfy everyone’s curiosity about this wireless card on the router, the following figure.
The model number is QCA9008-SBD1, I look at the online disassembly diagram, the model number is QCA9008-TBD. QCA9008 shield soldered, I can not take off, later on the R9000 disassembly, and then to it violent disassembly to see the chip inside.
The first one is this, the seller said QCA9008, the substance is not, after the installation of ac network card name is the beginning of AR, the model number forget, may be QCA9005 m2 interface version, guess. Plugged into the computer only recognize the ac network card, did not recognize the ad network card. And this seller gave one end of the antenna connection cable, can not insert the 60G antenna.
60G day as very small, the network card on the 60G antenna interface is obviously a small circle, the model may be ipex5. antenna model is 20052R, later checked the information, is the Intel 60G antenna. I guess the antenna does not match the network card.
Tags of the network card.
Both sides of the antenna.
The second network card and antenna are as follows ($30).
The model number on the label of the network card is: W0096-AC+AD. 60GHz Antenna is 10042.RF, which is also Intel’s antenna.
The back of the card says the model number: QCA9008-TBD1, well, yes, that’s it. The 802.11ad NIC used in the R9000 is the same chip.
Regarding Intel’s antenna problem, as shown below, the WIGIG antenna finishing of AC18260 is M10041R.
The WIGIG antenna model of AC18265 is M1001R.
So I decided that the 2 Qualcomm wireless cards I bought with matching antennas are intel applicable, and probably Qualcomm is not suitable for use. Check the DELL information again, look at the red arrow part of the chart below, stating that the WIGIG docking station WLD15 will not be able to connect to systems equipped with previous generation Dell Wireless 1601 WiGig WLAN devices. It’s complicated, that is, 802.11ad is not compatible with each other because the chips are different, to use less than the antenna. So I did not buy intel’s wireless card to use.
I also bought the DW1601 wireless card mentioned in the picture above, it’s cheap, $30 shipped. The chip model is QCA9005. the front and back of the DW1601 is as follows.
I have to take apart a shield that can be removed to see a Wilocity chip wil6120, which with the AR9642 makes up this tri-band wireless card DW1601, also known as QCA9005. Unfortunately, it was installed on my DELl E6230 and only recognized the AR9642, not another ad card. (DW1601 is a Latitude 6430u disassembly card)
I see that the online test R9000 60G is using the QCA9008 wireless card that comes with the Asus x299 deluxe motherboard, and then purchase this card and the original antenna for a total of $30.
PCIE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad WLAN+BT M.2 2230 Card, model QCA9008-TBD1
The gray and black connector is connected to the 60G antenna, and the other 2 connectors using the reverse pin design, each other can not plug in.
Unpacking the shell.
Take out the wireless card, which is the QCA9008-TBD1, the same as the second one I bought.
Plugged into the motherboard still can’t recognize the ad network card. So annoying 。。。。 wireless network card I am using pcie adapter card plugged into the motherboard, will it appear on the adapter card problem?
Found an original Asus adapter card, same result, no. But the card looks good, modified, a 6.5mm hole in the baffle can be installed AX200 to use.
After searching for a while longer, I found this adapter card: MP8605A
Product description, in the red line position on the chart below, inside the support list are.
Intel 17265NGW, 18265NGW
Qualcomm Atheros W0096-AC+AD, Wilocity WiL6200.
W0096-AC+AD is QCA9008-TBD1.
Look at the MP8605A adapter card in addition to the M.2 slot, there is a chip, very similar to the PEX8603 I saw the other day when I dismantled the R8000, splitting a pice channel into two to use. To ac and ad two wireless network card to use.
Unfortunately, I didn’t find this MP8605A adapter card for sale.
I think the wireless NIC interface on the ASUS x299 deluxe motherboard must have some special design, such as there will be a PEX8603 or other pice switcher connected together. Otherwise, only ever can only identify the ac network card on one channel.
Put the QCA9008 on it and replace the original QCNFA364A wireless card, which is the QCA6174A wireless chip.
It turns on and just recognizes QCA6174A.
The shape of the antenna is really good, just good looking, nothing else good.
Let’s end it like this and stop tossing it.