Anyone have luck with WLE900VX?

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Fri Feb 21 22:13:48 EST 2014

On 21 February 2014 17:47, Yeoh Chun-Yeow <yeohchunyeow at> wrote:
> 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.

.. sounds like it doesn't have any OTP on the NIC.

Is it perhaps designed to mate to a board with calibration data on the
SoC board, rather than NIC?


> ----
> Chun-Yeow
> 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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>> Ben Greear <greearb at>
>> Candela Technologies Inc
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