Anyone have luck with WLE900VX?

Yeoh Chun-Yeow yeohchunyeow at
Fri Feb 21 20:47:40 EST 2014

WLE900VX is dual band card, right? 11ac should work on 5GHz. Is the FW
good enough to fall back to 11n when operating in 2.4GHz?

I still wait my card to come so haven't tested yet.


On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 9:05 AM, Ben Greear <greearb at> wrote:
> I managed to get a few WLE900VX, and I've seen some funny things so far.
> First, with the official firmware 10.1.467.1-1 it immediately crashes on startup.
> I don't have that firmware source, so I don't know why it crashes.
> I wasn't even trying to create more than the default wlanX station.
> With my firmware (based on 10.1.389), it boots up OK and I can create
> and associate 32 station vifs.
> Both NICs that I have tried so far report the same mostly bogus
> MAC:  00:03:07:12:34:56
> The NIC's spec sheet claims it is 3x3, but 'iw phy phyX info' shows only
> 2 streams supported for both the 2.4Ghz n band and the 5Ghz /ac band.
> When stations associate (with ath9k AP in this case), throughput is
> very bad..tx rate-control rate is stuck at 6Mbps, and rx rate is normally around
> 300Mbps.  (Rates are as reported by OS/driver, I did not try sniffing
> the air..but total goodput throughput was in line with that bad tx rate.)
> RX signal is all over the place, even though AP and STA are close by.
> This is using over-the-air connection.
> If anyone else has any experience with these NICs I'm interested to
> hear about it...
> Thanks,
> Ben
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> Candela Technologies Inc
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