Help Choosing A Wireless Adapter - 4 x 4 MU-MIMO Dual Band 2.4Ghz + 5Ghz

Hi All :slight_smile:

Total newbie to OpenWRT here - I have it currently installed on a virtual machine just to get used to the Web interface and am already amazed by the amount of packages available - and having a responsive UI is a welcome change from my ISP-provided terrible router :wink:

I currently have a couple of weeks off work and am looking for a project - I would like to ask people what they would recommend in terms of a wireless adapter that fulfills the following criteria (If I can't find a suitable adapter, there's little point to me replacing what I already have - it's "doing the job")

4 x 4 MU MIMO Dual Band 2.4Ghz + 5Ghz

From what I have read up on so far, Atheros ath10k based ones seem to be the best choice - for support under OpenWRT 19.07.2 (Latest) and they support "Master AP" mode.

Would appreciate some suggestions :slight_smile: Thank you in advance!

I think should tell us your desired interface first.
PCIe, miniPCIe, USB or ...?

Probably miniPCIe :slight_smile: Thanks!

Here is one mediatek based card supported by mt76:

From qualcomm i don't know any 4x4 2.4 and 5 ghz DBDC card.

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Update: Here is a Qualcomm based card supported by ath10k:

Thanks so much! they both look perfect, now I can continue planning :smiley:

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