Compex WLE1216-V2-20 (QCA9984 2.4 GHz module) board.bin and firmware-x.bin

Ben Greear greearb at
Thu Oct 19 08:57:32 PDT 2017

On 10/19/2017 07:42 AM, Lindner, Frank wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to use Compex WLE1216-V2 20 modules. This is the 2.4 GHz module of the QCA9984. It seems, that I need a board.bin instead of typical for QCA9984 5 GHz version.
> The card is requesting “bus=pci,bmi-chip-id=0,bmi-board-id=30”.  I found a board.bin file, that’s get loaded by the driver, but this pushed 5 GHz channels to the card, which might not work. Even than I can not set to 2.4 GHz channels, cause iw phy info it tells me only 5 GHz channel support.
> Where can I download the correct board.bin and, if needed, the firmware-x.bin file? Any ideas?
> Thanks a lot in advance.

At least for the 5Ghz version of that card, you need to get a special board.bin file from Compex.

And, I'm curious what use you get out of a 9984 NIC on 2.4Ghz?  Are you running
VHT on 2.4?


Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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