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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 22:19 PM

sorry as i said i dont use forums so im very new

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-04-30, 19:17 PM

HELLO

 

I have just received a new batch of M2MP3-A adapters

 

So FINALLY, I have been able to INSTAL my 18260 Triband m.2 card in my M4800 machine via the mpcie slot.

 

However, I followed the steps to use the intel wigig docking settings

 

I connected to the dock

 

I have usb connectivity etc etc

 

However, I have my external monitor plugged into my WLD15, and I can see it goes blue (so the monitor is talking to the dock) saying intel etc etc

 

However, when I have made a connection from the WLD15 dock and my Laptop, (and again I can verify connection status, by usb devices working wirelessly)

 

The monitor goes black/off, power saving

 

I do not seem to have wireless display

 

Is there any additional software needed, perhaps display link or something, am I missing something.

 

 

Please Help.

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-04-30, 19:50 PM

Intel WiGig modules (17265, 18260) require the DisplayPort lanes of the M.2 interface to be connected, in order for the wireless display to work.

mPCI-E interface does not have DisplayPort lanes.

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-04-30, 19:55 PM

Ok thanks for explaining. 

 

Mid there any suitable USB to HDMI adapters going. 

 

This is way we could bypass Displsy Link

 

ecample. There are three usb at rear of the WLD15

 

we could use one of them as a usb/hdmi display adaptor?

 

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-05-01, 13:50 PM

I’m having difficulty.

Can you help

I have two WLD15 docks.

I took one apart and used the little antenna and wire out

I connected that antenna and wire directly to my 18260 card inside the m2mp3-a card adapter. 

After some errors I got it to work lovely. However no wireless display as I believe display link needs DP lanes which mpcie does not have.

 

Anyway.

I’m in a possitiin where the little antenna cable is only 10cm long. Therefor I can’t install the antenna.

Can you assist me.

I need 75cm/29.5inch cable.

It needs to be female to female right angle for the m.2 size connectors. on both ends of the 75cm cable.

I don’t know the specific technical name of the socket 100% as the m.2 cards are smaller than the usual u.fl connectors found on mpcie cards,,,, I think they are mhf4 ipx connectors

Can you please help me find one. Here in uk nothing is available.

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2019-09-03, 6:20 AM

Hi people, thanks to this thread that almost bring me to the usage of wigig

I chose QCA9008(Qualcomm) to be the card to install in my laptop B570.

I followed every guidance found in this thread and finished the upgrade, the wigig card is successfully installed and recognized in the device manager as (Qualcomm Atheros Sparrow 11ad) under win10 1809.

 

 

 

Here comes my problem. I could not get my wireless wigig enable inside win10.

I do some googling, there should be a wigig turn on/off button inside airplane page

Mine was missing and the wifi button in the task bar shown a red cross meaning non operational or disconnected.

Please help me to see if anything I had missed.

Thanks a lot.

 

Thanks 

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2019-09-03, 8:08 AM

In the mean time I have also upgraded to QCA9008.

That icon simply means there are no AD networks in the area, not necessarily that is disabled. If I block the antenna with my hand and cause a disconnect, I also get that icon. I did not had to enable WiGig network in Windows. It is enabled from the start. This cold be because eighter antenna has bad reception or there is a problem at the AP/router.


Where did you get your antenna? Are you sure it's compatible with QCA9008? (however, looks like it has the same part number as mine, so it's probably good) I got mine from the one that was included with ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE motherboard, from ebay. It is easy to extract it from the case by nipping the tip since most of the case is empty:


The metal chunk serves as a radiator. I've placed that in the laptop as well, but not sure how efficient it is, since I couldn't make it contact with the laptop cover ...

Also, make sure there is no metal in front of the array. I assume you did an open air test first and it still didn't pick up your AD AP/router.

 

How is the AP setup? Are you sure it is broadcasting? My AP is setup on a another PC in the room that runs ubuntu 18.04 with the following start-up scripts (ignore settings for wlp4s0, which is an 802.11n adapter also present on that PC):

 

# /etc/systemd/system/wifi.service
[Unit]
Description=WiFi Starter
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=forking
ExecStart=/etc/systemd/network/start-wifi.sh

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

# /etc/systemd/network/start-wifi.sh
#!/bin/bash
while [[ -z $(ip link | grep wlp4s0) ]]; do sleep 1; done
while [[ -z $(ip link | grep wlp5s0) ]]; do sleep 1; done
killall wpa_supplicant
sleep 1
wpa_supplicant -Dnl80211 -iwlp5s0 -c/etc/systemd/network/ad.cfg &
wpa_supplicant -Dnl80211 -iwlp4s0 -c/etc/systemd/network/n.cfg &
sleep 5
ip addr add 192.168.156.1/24 dev wlp5s0
ip addr add 192.168.157.1/24 dev wlp4s0
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o nm-bridge -j MASQUERADE
systemctl restart isc-dhcp-server

# /etc/systemd/network/ad.cfg

ap_scan=2
network={
	frequency=60480
	ssid="AD"
	mode=2
	key_mgmt=NONE
}

# /etc/systemd/network/n.cfg

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
network={
    ssid="SSID"
    psk="password"
    mode=2
    freq_list=2412 2417 2422 2427 2432 2437 2442 2447 2452 2457 2462 2467 2472
    id_str="2G_wifi"
}

# /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server
INTERFACES="wlp5s0 wlp4s0"

# /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;

subnet 192.168.156.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
range 192.168.156.10 192.168.156.100;
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
option broadcast-address 192.168.156.255;
option routers 192.168.156.1;
option domain-name-servers 8.8.8.8;
}

subnet 192.168.157.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
range 192.168.157.10 192.168.157.100;
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
option broadcast-address 192.168.157.255;
option routers 192.168.157.1;
option domain-name-servers 8.8.8.8;
}

Here are some debug notes that I saved (I had a broken antenna pigtail):

 

root@ubuntu:~# wpa_supplicant -Dnl80211 -iwlp1s0 -c/root/ad.cfg

###### broken antenna output ########
Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
Note: nl80211 driver interface is not designed to be used with ap_scan=2; this can result in connection failures
Note: nl80211 driver interface is not designed to be used with ap_scan=2; this can result in connection failures
Using interface wlp1s0 with hwaddr  dc:ef:ca:18:36:73 and ssid "the_ssid_string"
Failed to set beacon parameters
Interface initialization failed
wlp1s0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->DISABLED
wlp1s0: AP-DISABLED
wlp1s0: Unable to setup interface.
Failed to initialize AP interface
wlp1s0: interface state DISABLED->DISABLED
wlp1s0: AP-DISABLED
hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlp1s0 wasn't started
wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid= dc:ef:ca:18:36:73 reason=3 locally_generated=1

####### good antenna ############
Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
Note: nl80211 driver interface is not designed to be used with ap_scan=2; this can result in connection failures
Note: nl80211 driver interface is not designed to be used with ap_scan=2; this can result in connection failures
Using interface wlp1s0 with hwaddr dc:ef:ca:19:16:73 and ssid "the_ssid_string"
wlp1s0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->ENABLED
wlp1s0: AP-ENABLED
wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to dc:ef:ca:19:16:73 completed [id=0 id_str=]

# debug cmds
iw dev
iw phy0 info
dmesg | grep wil62

 

Not sure if it matters, but this is the driver I use right now:

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2019-09-03, 9:08 AM

Oh my god, thanks to your quick response Chris_DB, I got my antenna same as yours from X299, I was misleading by the faulty icon because when I try to set QCA9008 into soft AP mode, it fail. I did google the same thing by setting QCA9008 into soft AP mode under ubuntu, they use the two driver file ended in brd and fw from the wigig driver package to do it. So I try to configure QCA9008 into soft AP mode under win10 and no luck. I didn't have any wigig acess point yet and I am thinking following your steps to do it ubuntu. Have you try to configure QCA9008 into AP mode under windows?   

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2019-09-03, 9:40 AM

I don't think is possible to configure it in AP mode on Windows with current driver:

C:\Users\chris>netsh wlan show drivers

Interface name: Wi-Fi 5

    Driver                    : Qualcomm 11ad Wireless Network Adapter - QCA6320/QCA6335
    Vendor                    : Qualcomm Atheros
    Provider                  : Qualcomm Atheros
    Date                      : 10/25/2017
    Version                   : 2.0.21.0
    INF file                  : oem47.inf
    Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver
    Radio types supported     : 802.11ad
    FIPS 140-2 mode supported : No
    802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : No
    Hosted network supported  : No    <<<<<<<<<
    Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:
                                Open            None
                                Open            WEP
                                WPA2-Enterprise GCMP
                                WPA2-Personal   GCMP
    Wireless Display Supported: No (Graphics Driver: Yes, Wi-Fi Driver: No)

Ubuntu already has the driver. You only have to install wpa-supplicant:

apt install wpasupplicant
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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2019-09-04, 1:12 AM

Thanks for your great info Chris_DB, I think Ubuntu will be my best shoot since Alpine AL-514 1.7GHz Quad-Core CPU used inside nightgear R9000 AP is an arm processor that probably runs Linux.

 

Did you install Ubuntu as a standalone PC or as a virtual machine? I am thinking install it as a virtual machine because I would like to keep my win 10.

 

I am having so much fun messing around with these wigig cards. Have you ever seen QCA9008 paring with Intell 10041R antenna on sale in ebay? This aroused my curiosity because the array (small rectangle on antenna) count on Qualcomm antenna is 12 and Intel has 20. I was wondering if these extra arrays bring any benefits to the real transmission or wigig signal. Let me know if you have a chance to try that. 

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