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Basic information

  • Module name(s): mwl8k
  • Authorship tag: vendor, community
  • License governing driver source code: GPL
  • Status: in-kernel


  • MAC architecture / mode: SoftMAC
  • Driver framework(s): mac80211
  • Firmware status tags: required
  • Firmware license tags: redistribution allowed, closed source

Limitations / unimplemented functionality NOS

  • Currently missing functionality:
  • Notable limitations:

Supported modes

  • STA (Station) mode: supported
  • IBSS (Ad-Hoc) mode: unknown
  • AP (Master) mode: supported
  • Mesh (802.11s) mode: unsupported
  • P2P mode: unsupported
  • Monitor mode: supported
  • Packet injection: unknown

Hardware covered

Supported chips

  • 88W8366, 88W8863, 88W8687, 88W8764

Supported (probably) devices

 InterfaceFCC IDManuf.Vendor IDDevice IDChip1_modelPHY modesMIMO configOUIFCC_date
Actiontec 802DRNMini PCIeLNQ802DRN88W8764abgn3x3:3
Apple MC8366-DR-v20PCIeBCGA1354
Cameo WLX-0205Mini PCIKA2IR665A111ab2a4388W8366abgn3x3:32010-01-08
Wistron NeWeb DNXM-C2Mini PCIeNKRDNXM-C2Wistron NeWeb88W8764abgn4x4:3

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