Intel ax210 support

Hi All! Do !That! means now intel ax 210 supported by openwrt? But i see no package, is it integrated in kernel? Or i have to compile it from somethere..

I've tryed use ax210 year ago and it wasnt supported so i've sold it..

As client, yes. The hardware (proprietary firmware) still doesn't support AP mode on 5- or 6 GHz and likely never will.

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Thank you for answer, i wanted use it as ap..
Any info why intel wired drivers are greatest, but wireless are so low supported?

Intel for whatever reason opted to not allow client WIFI cards to be used as a high end AP option. Though as the generations move forward you can get decent speeds out of them in AP 2.4G mode.

I personally would love it if they unlocked things as I could make a AXE AP for ~$25 instead of waiting for actual AP's supporting AXE to come down in price. Right now the only reasonable option is still about $750 and the module version to just add 6ghz is $350 for the single band.

Whereas I can get a AX AP for $160 w/o 6G band. Part of it seems to be the clearing of 6G spectrum by governments for use as WIFI. The other side of it is production of the products as client cards have been out now for 1-2 years but, the routers/AP's are just starting to trickle out.

Maybe this summer we'll see some more options. Hosting a card in AP mode though needs to get Qualcomm / Broadcom on board with AX / AXE products as they haven't to my knowledge bothered to release anything and let Intel take the market share for WIFI6.

Hi! Thanks for reply! I can't get, is it a software problem (lack of drivers), or it's intel hardware own problem?

It's that Intel won't allow the 5G / 6G bands to be softAP. The firmware won't allow the programs to turn it into an AP on those bands.

are you sure it's correct info? i have asus z390 board with intel ax200 integrated and it works perfect as AP at least in Windows 11!

Are you sharing 5ghz AC / AX or just 2.4ghz? Using a WIFI Analyzer app on a phone will give you the info. The apps / sharing options are limited to the HW firmware options they can use for AP mode. The HW / FW from Intel though is restricted to 2.4ghz for hosted AP options.

                            HE Iftypes: **AP**
                    HE MAC Capabilities (0x78010a100000):
                            +HTC HE Supported
                            Trigger Frame MAC Padding Duration: 2
                            Multi-TID Aggregation Support: 7
                            Broadcast TWT
                            OM Control
                            Maximum A-MPDU Length Exponent: 1
                    HE PHY Capabilities: (0x06200e000009800401c400):
                            HE40/2.4GHz
                            HE40/HE80/5GHz
                            LDPC Coding in Payload
                            NDP with 4x HE-LTF and 3.2us GI
                            STBC Tx <= 80MHz
                            STBC Rx <= 80MHz
                            Sounding Dimensions <= 80Mhz: 1
                            Sounding Dimensions > 80Mhz: 1
                            PPE Threshold Present
                            HE SU PPDU & HE PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                            HE ER SU PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                            TX 1024-QAM
                    HE RX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                     1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                     2 streams: MCS 0-11
                                     3 streams: not supported
                                     4 streams: not supported
                                     5 streams: not supported
                                     6 streams: not supported
                                     7 streams: not supported
                                     8 streams: not supported
                    HE TX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                     1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                     2 streams: MCS 0-11
                                     3 streams: not supported
                                     4 streams: not supported
                                     5 streams: not supported
                                     6 streams: not supported
                                     7 streams: not supported
                                     8 streams: not supported
                    PPE Threshold 0x61 0x1c 0xc7 0x71 
            Bitrates (non-HT):
                    * 6.0 Mbps
                    * 9.0 Mbps
                    * 12.0 Mbps
                    * 18.0 Mbps
                    * 24.0 Mbps
                    * 36.0 Mbps
                    * 48.0 Mbps
                    *** 54.0 Mbps**

Intel driver does not support AP on 5GHz band at all for reasons unknown to me. Trying to launch it is just a waste of time (at the moment of writing), so if you've ended here via google search - just don't.

it is expected that AP mode cannot be enabled in non-2.4 GHz channels.

Not quite, you'd still need three wireless cards (and a mainboard with three M.2/ PCIe slots to take them) for a usable wifi6e AP (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz) - and prices for a single piece have also risen beyond 25 bucks. While Dual-Band-Concurrent (DBDC) is slowly starting to become possible on Mediatek hardware (and to a lesser degree some QCA hardware), these Intel wireless cards can only tune into a single channel (band) at the same time (no, I wouldn't exactly recommend DBDC either).

And yes, these cards aren't able to work as AP in the 5- and 6 GHz bands at all (no IR means that the wireless card can't instantiate radiation, which it would have to do in AP mode):

iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: TLV_FW_FSEQ_VERSION: FSEQ Version: 0.0.2.34
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: loaded firmware version 67.8f59b80b.0 ty-a0-gf-a0-67.ucode op_mode iwlmvm
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX210 160MHz, REV=0x420
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: loaded PNVM version dda57f4f
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Detected RF GF, rfid=0x10d000


$ /sbin/iw phy phy0 info
Wiphy phy0
        wiphy index: 0
        max # scan SSIDs: 20
        max scan IEs length: 365 bytes
        max # sched scan SSIDs: 20
        max # match sets: 8
        Retry short limit: 7
        Retry long limit: 4
        Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
        Device supports RSN-IBSS.
        Device supports AP-side u-APSD.
        Device supports T-DLS.
        Supported Ciphers:
                * WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
                * WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
                * TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
                * CCMP-128 (00-0f-ac:4)
                * GCMP-128 (00-0f-ac:8)
                * GCMP-256 (00-0f-ac:9)
                * CMAC (00-0f-ac:6)
                * GMAC-128 (00-0f-ac:11)
                * GMAC-256 (00-0f-ac:12)
        Available Antennas: TX 0x3 RX 0x3
        Configured Antennas: TX 0x3 RX 0x3
        Supported interface modes:
                 * IBSS
                 * managed
                 * AP
                 * AP/VLAN
                 * monitor
                 * P2P-client
                 * P2P-GO
                 * P2P-device
        Band 1:
                Capabilities: 0x19ef
                        RX LDPC
                        HT20/HT40
                        SM Power Save disabled
                        RX HT20 SGI
                        RX HT40 SGI
                        TX STBC
                        RX STBC 1-stream
                        Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
                        DSSS/CCK HT40
                Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
                Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 4 usec (0x05)
                HT Max RX data rate: 300 Mbps
                HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15
                HE Iftypes: managed
                        HE MAC Capabilities (0x78039a30abc0):
                                +HTC HE Supported
                                TWT Requester
                                Trigger Frame MAC Padding Duration: 2
                                Multi-TID Aggregation Support: 7
                                Broadcast TWT
                                32-bit BA Bitmap
                                OM Control
                                Maximum A-MPDU Length Exponent: 3
                                RX Control Frame to MultiBSS
                                A-MSDU in A-MPDU
                                Multi-TID Aggregation TX: 7
                                UL 2x996-Tone RU
                        HE PHY Capabilities: (0x0e3f0e00fd098c160ffc01):
                                HE40/2.4GHz
                                HE40/HE80/5GHz
                                HE160/5GHz
                                Punctured Preamble RX: 15
                                Device Class: 1
                                LDPC Coding in Payload
                                NDP with 4x HE-LTF and 3.2us GI
                                STBC Tx <= 80MHz
                                STBC Rx <= 80MHz
                                SU Beamformee
                                Beamformee STS <= 80Mhz: 7
                                Beamformee STS > 80Mhz: 7
                                Sounding Dimensions <= 80Mhz: 1
                                Sounding Dimensions > 80Mhz: 1
                                Triggered SU Beamforming Feedback
                                Triggered MU Beamforming Feedback
                                PPE Threshold Present
                                Power Boost Factor ar
                                HE SU PPDU & HE PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                Max NC: 2
                                HE ER SU PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                20MHz in 40MHz HE PPDU 2.4GHz
                                20MHz in 160/80+80MHz HE PPDU
                                80MHz in 160/80+80MHz HE PPDU
                                TX 1024-QAM
                                RX 1024-QAM
                                RX Full BW SU Using HE MU PPDU with Compression SIGB
                                RX Full BW SU Using HE MU PPDU with Non-Compression SIGB
                        HE RX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE TX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
                                3 streams: not supported
                                4 streams: not supported
                                5 streams: not supported
                                6 streams: not supported
                                7 streams: not supported
                                8 streams: not supported
                        HE RX MCS and NSS set 160 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE TX MCS and NSS set 160 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        PPE Threshold 0x61 0x1c 0xc7 0x71 
                HE Iftypes: AP
                        HE MAC Capabilities (0x78011a100000):
                                +HTC HE Supported
                                Trigger Frame MAC Padding Duration: 2
                                Multi-TID Aggregation Support: 7
                                Broadcast TWT
                                OM Control
                                Maximum A-MPDU Length Exponent: 3
                        HE PHY Capabilities: (0x06200e000009800401c400):
                                HE40/2.4GHz
                                HE40/HE80/5GHz
                                LDPC Coding in Payload
                                NDP with 4x HE-LTF and 3.2us GI
                                STBC Tx <= 80MHz
                                STBC Rx <= 80MHz
                                Sounding Dimensions <= 80Mhz: 1
                                Sounding Dimensions > 80Mhz: 1
                                PPE Threshold Present
                                HE SU PPDU & HE PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                HE ER SU PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                TX 1024-QAM
                        HE RX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE TX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        PPE Threshold 0x61 0x1c 0xc7 0x71 
                Bitrates (non-HT):
                        * 1.0 Mbps
                        * 2.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 5.5 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 11.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 6.0 Mbps
                        * 9.0 Mbps
                        * 12.0 Mbps
                        * 18.0 Mbps
                        * 24.0 Mbps
                        * 36.0 Mbps
                        * 48.0 Mbps
                        * 54.0 Mbps
                Frequencies:
                        * 2412 MHz [1] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2417 MHz [2] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2422 MHz [3] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2427 MHz [4] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2432 MHz [5] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2437 MHz [6] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2442 MHz [7] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2447 MHz [8] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2452 MHz [9] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2457 MHz [10] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2462 MHz [11] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2467 MHz [12] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2472 MHz [13] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 2484 MHz [14] (disabled)
        Band 2:
                Capabilities: 0x19ef
                        RX LDPC
                        HT20/HT40
                        SM Power Save disabled
                        RX HT20 SGI
                        RX HT40 SGI
                        TX STBC
                        RX STBC 1-stream
                        Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
                        DSSS/CCK HT40
                Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
                Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 4 usec (0x05)
                HT Max RX data rate: 300 Mbps
                HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15
                VHT Capabilities (0x039071f6):
                        Max MPDU length: 11454
                        Supported Channel Width: 160 MHz
                        RX LDPC
                        short GI (80 MHz)
                        short GI (160/80+80 MHz)
                        TX STBC
                        SU Beamformee
                        MU Beamformee
                VHT RX MCS set:
                        1 streams: MCS 0-9
                        2 streams: MCS 0-9
[…]
                VHT RX highest supported: 0 Mbps
                VHT TX MCS set:
                        1 streams: MCS 0-9
                        2 streams: MCS 0-9
[…]
                VHT TX highest supported: 0 Mbps
                HE Iftypes: managed
                        HE MAC Capabilities (0x78038a30abc0):
                                +HTC HE Supported
                                TWT Requester
                                Trigger Frame MAC Padding Duration: 2
                                Multi-TID Aggregation Support: 7
                                Broadcast TWT
                                32-bit BA Bitmap
                                OM Control
                                Maximum A-MPDU Length Exponent: 1
                                RX Control Frame to MultiBSS
                                A-MSDU in A-MPDU
                                Multi-TID Aggregation TX: 7
                                UL 2x996-Tone RU
                        HE PHY Capabilities: (0x0e3f0e00fd098c160ffc01):
                                HE40/2.4GHz
                                HE40/HE80/5GHz
                                HE160/5GHz
                                Punctured Preamble RX: 15
                                Device Class: 1
                                LDPC Coding in Payload
                                NDP with 4x HE-LTF and 3.2us GI
                                STBC Tx <= 80MHz
                                STBC Rx <= 80MHz
                                SU Beamformee
                                Beamformee STS <= 80Mhz: 7
                                Beamformee STS > 80Mhz: 7
                                Sounding Dimensions <= 80Mhz: 1
                                Sounding Dimensions > 80Mhz: 1
                                Triggered SU Beamforming Feedback
                                Triggered MU Beamforming Feedback
                                PPE Threshold Present
                                Power Boost Factor ar
                                HE SU PPDU & HE PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                Max NC: 2
                                HE ER SU PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                20MHz in 40MHz HE PPDU 2.4GHz
                                20MHz in 160/80+80MHz HE PPDU
                                80MHz in 160/80+80MHz HE PPDU
                                TX 1024-QAM
                                RX 1024-QAM
                                RX Full BW SU Using HE MU PPDU with Compression SIGB
                                RX Full BW SU Using HE MU PPDU with Non-Compression SIGB
                        HE RX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE TX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
                                3 streams: not supported
                                4 streams: not supported
                                5 streams: not supported
                                6 streams: not supported
                                7 streams: not supported
                                8 streams: not supported
                        HE RX MCS and NSS set 160 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE TX MCS and NSS set 160 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        PPE Threshold 0x61 0x1c 0xc7 0x71 
                HE Iftypes: AP
                        HE MAC Capabilities (0x78010a100000):
                                +HTC HE Supported
                                Trigger Frame MAC Padding Duration: 2
                                Multi-TID Aggregation Support: 7
                                Broadcast TWT
                                OM Control
                                Maximum A-MPDU Length Exponent: 1
                        HE PHY Capabilities: (0x06200e000009800401c400):
                                HE40/2.4GHz
                                HE40/HE80/5GHz
                                LDPC Coding in Payload
                                NDP with 4x HE-LTF and 3.2us GI
                                STBC Tx <= 80MHz
                                STBC Rx <= 80MHz
                                Sounding Dimensions <= 80Mhz: 1
                                Sounding Dimensions > 80Mhz: 1
                                PPE Threshold Present
                                HE SU PPDU & HE PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                HE ER SU PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                TX 1024-QAM
                        HE RX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE TX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        PPE Threshold 0x61 0x1c 0xc7 0x71 
                Bitrates (non-HT):
                        * 6.0 Mbps
                        * 9.0 Mbps
                        * 12.0 Mbps
                        * 18.0 Mbps
                        * 24.0 Mbps
                        * 36.0 Mbps
                        * 48.0 Mbps
                        * 54.0 Mbps
                Frequencies:
                        * 5180 MHz [36] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5200 MHz [40] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5220 MHz [44] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5240 MHz [48] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5260 MHz [52] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5280 MHz [56] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5300 MHz [60] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5320 MHz [64] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5340 MHz [68] (disabled)
                        * 5360 MHz [72] (disabled)
                        * 5380 MHz [76] (disabled)
                        * 5400 MHz [80] (disabled)
                        * 5420 MHz [84] (disabled)
                        * 5440 MHz [88] (disabled)
                        * 5460 MHz [92] (disabled)
                        * 5480 MHz [96] (disabled)
                        * 5500 MHz [100] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5520 MHz [104] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5540 MHz [108] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5560 MHz [112] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5580 MHz [116] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5600 MHz [120] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5620 MHz [124] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5640 MHz [128] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5660 MHz [132] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5680 MHz [136] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5700 MHz [140] (22.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                        * 5720 MHz [144] (disabled)
                        * 5745 MHz [149] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 5765 MHz [153] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 5785 MHz [157] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 5805 MHz [161] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 5825 MHz [165] (22.0 dBm)
                        * 5845 MHz [169] (disabled)
                        * 5865 MHz [173] (disabled)
                        * 5885 MHz [177] (disabled)
                        * 5905 MHz [181] (disabled)
        Band 4:
                HE Iftypes: managed
                        HE MAC Capabilities (0x78038a30abc0):
                                +HTC HE Supported
                                TWT Requester
                                Trigger Frame MAC Padding Duration: 2
                                Multi-TID Aggregation Support: 7
                                Broadcast TWT
                                32-bit BA Bitmap
                                OM Control
                                Maximum A-MPDU Length Exponent: 1
                                RX Control Frame to MultiBSS
                                A-MSDU in A-MPDU
                                Multi-TID Aggregation TX: 7
                                UL 2x996-Tone RU
                        HE PHY Capabilities: (0x0e3f0e00fd098c160ffc01):
                                HE40/2.4GHz
                                HE40/HE80/5GHz
                                HE160/5GHz
                                Punctured Preamble RX: 15
                                Device Class: 1
                                LDPC Coding in Payload
                                NDP with 4x HE-LTF and 3.2us GI
                                STBC Tx <= 80MHz
                                STBC Rx <= 80MHz
                                SU Beamformee
                                Beamformee STS <= 80Mhz: 7
                                Beamformee STS > 80Mhz: 7
                                Sounding Dimensions <= 80Mhz: 1
                                Sounding Dimensions > 80Mhz: 1
                                Triggered SU Beamforming Feedback
                                Triggered MU Beamforming Feedback
                                PPE Threshold Present
                                Power Boost Factor ar
                                HE SU PPDU & HE PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                Max NC: 2
                                HE ER SU PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                20MHz in 40MHz HE PPDU 2.4GHz
                                20MHz in 160/80+80MHz HE PPDU
                                80MHz in 160/80+80MHz HE PPDU
                                TX 1024-QAM
                                RX 1024-QAM
                                RX Full BW SU Using HE MU PPDU with Compression SIGB
                                RX Full BW SU Using HE MU PPDU with Non-Compression SIGB
                        HE RX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE TX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE RX MCS and NSS set 160 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE TX MCS and NSS set 160 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        PPE Threshold 0x61 0x1c 0xc7 0x71 
                HE Iftypes: AP
                        HE MAC Capabilities (0x78010a100000):
                                +HTC HE Supported
                                Trigger Frame MAC Padding Duration: 2
                                Multi-TID Aggregation Support: 7
                                Broadcast TWT
                                OM Control
                                Maximum A-MPDU Length Exponent: 1
                        HE PHY Capabilities: (0x06200e000009800401c400):
                                HE40/2.4GHz
                                HE40/HE80/5GHz
                                LDPC Coding in Payload
                                NDP with 4x HE-LTF and 3.2us GI
                                STBC Tx <= 80MHz
                                STBC Rx <= 80MHz
                                Sounding Dimensions <= 80Mhz: 1
                                Sounding Dimensions > 80Mhz: 1
                                PPE Threshold Present
                                HE SU PPDU & HE PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                HE ER SU PPDU 4x HE-LTF 0.8us GI
                                TX 1024-QAM
                        HE RX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        HE TX MCS and NSS set <= 80 MHz
                                1 streams: MCS 0-11
                                2 streams: MCS 0-11
[…]
                        PPE Threshold 0x61 0x1c 0xc7 0x71 
                Bitrates (non-HT):
                        * 6.0 Mbps
                        * 9.0 Mbps
                        * 12.0 Mbps
                        * 18.0 Mbps
                        * 24.0 Mbps
                        * 36.0 Mbps
                        * 48.0 Mbps
                        * 54.0 Mbps
                Frequencies:
                        * 5955 MHz [1] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5975 MHz [5] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5995 MHz [9] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6015 MHz [13] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6035 MHz [17] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6055 MHz [21] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6075 MHz [25] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6095 MHz [29] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6115 MHz [33] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6135 MHz [37] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6155 MHz [41] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6175 MHz [45] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6195 MHz [49] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6215 MHz [53] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6235 MHz [57] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6255 MHz [61] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6275 MHz [65] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6295 MHz [69] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6315 MHz [73] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6335 MHz [77] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6355 MHz [81] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6375 MHz [85] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6395 MHz [89] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6415 MHz [93] (22.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 6435 MHz [97] (disabled)
                        * 6455 MHz [101] (disabled)
                        * 6475 MHz [105] (disabled)
                        * 6495 MHz [109] (disabled)
                        * 6515 MHz [113] (disabled)
                        * 6535 MHz [117] (disabled)
                        * 6555 MHz [121] (disabled)
                        * 6575 MHz [125] (disabled)
                        * 6595 MHz [129] (disabled)
                        * 6615 MHz [133] (disabled)
                        * 6635 MHz [137] (disabled)
                        * 6655 MHz [141] (disabled)
                        * 6675 MHz [145] (disabled)
                        * 6695 MHz [149] (disabled)
                        * 6715 MHz [153] (disabled)
                        * 6735 MHz [157] (disabled)
                        * 6755 MHz [161] (disabled)
                        * 6775 MHz [165] (disabled)
                        * 6795 MHz [169] (disabled)
                        * 6815 MHz [173] (disabled)
                        * 6835 MHz [177] (disabled)
                        * 6855 MHz [181] (disabled)
                        * 6875 MHz [185] (disabled)
                        * 6895 MHz [189] (disabled)
                        * 6915 MHz [193] (disabled)
                        * 6935 MHz [197] (disabled)
                        * 6955 MHz [201] (disabled)
                        * 6975 MHz [205] (disabled)
                        * 6995 MHz [209] (disabled)
                        * 7015 MHz [213] (disabled)
                        * 7035 MHz [217] (disabled)
                        * 7055 MHz [221] (disabled)
                        * 7075 MHz [225] (disabled)
                        * 7095 MHz [229] (disabled)
                        * 7115 MHz [233] (disabled)
        Supported commands:
                 * new_interface
                 * set_interface
                 * new_key
                 * start_ap
                 * new_station
                 * new_mpath
                 * set_mesh_config
                 * set_bss
                 * authenticate
                 * associate
                 * deauthenticate
                 * disassociate
                 * join_ibss
                 * join_mesh
                 * remain_on_channel
                 * set_tx_bitrate_mask
                 * frame
                 * frame_wait_cancel
                 * set_wiphy_netns
                 * set_channel
                 * tdls_mgmt
                 * tdls_oper
                 * start_sched_scan
                 * probe_client
                 * set_noack_map
                 * register_beacons
                 * start_p2p_device
                 * set_mcast_rate
                 * testmode
                 * connect
                 * disconnect
                 * channel_switch
                 * set_qos_map
                 * add_tx_ts
                 * set_multicast_to_unicast
        WoWLAN support:
                 * wake up on disconnect
                 * wake up on magic packet
                 * wake up on pattern match, up to 20 patterns of 16-128 bytes,
                   maximum packet offset 0 bytes
                 * can do GTK rekeying
                 * wake up on GTK rekey failure
                 * wake up on EAP identity request
                 * wake up on 4-way handshake
                 * wake up on rfkill release
                 * wake up on network detection, up to 8 match sets
        software interface modes (can always be added):
                 * AP/VLAN
                 * monitor
        valid interface combinations:
                 * #{ managed } <= 1, #{ AP, P2P-client, P2P-GO } <= 1, #{ P2P-device } <= 1,
                   total <= 3, #channels <= 2
        HT Capability overrides:
                 * MCS: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
                 * maximum A-MSDU length
                 * supported channel width
                 * short GI for 40 MHz
                 * max A-MPDU length exponent
                 * min MPDU start spacing
        Device supports TX status socket option.
        Device supports HT-IBSS.
        Device supports SAE with AUTHENTICATE command
        Device supports low priority scan.
        Device supports scan flush.
        Device supports per-vif TX power setting
        P2P GO supports CT window setting
        P2P GO supports opportunistic powersave setting
        Driver supports full state transitions for AP/GO clients
        Driver supports a userspace MPM
        Driver/device bandwidth changes during BSS lifetime (AP/GO mode)
        Device adds DS IE to probe requests
        Device can update TPC Report IE
        Device supports static SMPS
        Device supports dynamic SMPS
        Device supports WMM-AC admission (TSPECs)
        Device supports configuring vdev MAC-addr on create.
        Device supports randomizing MAC-addr in scans.
        Device supports randomizing MAC-addr in sched scans.
        Device supports randomizing MAC-addr in net-detect scans.
        max # scan plans: 2
        max scan plan interval: 65535
        max scan plan iterations: 254
        Supported TX frame types:
                 * IBSS: […]
                 * managed: […]
                 * AP: […]
                 * AP/VLAN: […]
                 * mesh point: […]
                 * P2P-client: […]
                 * P2P-GO: […]
                 * P2P-device: […]
        Supported RX frame types:
                 * IBSS: 0x40 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * managed: 0x40 0xb0 0xd0
                 * AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * mesh point: 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0
                 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * P2P-device: 0x40 0xd0
        Supported extended features:
                * [ VHT_IBSS ]: VHT-IBSS
                * [ RRM ]: RRM
                * [ MU_MIMO_AIR_SNIFFER ]: MU-MIMO sniffer
                * [ SCAN_START_TIME ]: scan start timestamp
                * [ BSS_PARENT_TSF ]: BSS last beacon/probe TSF
                * [ FILS_STA ]: STA FILS (Fast Initial Link Setup)
                * [ CONTROL_PORT_OVER_NL80211 ]: control port over nl80211
                * [ TXQS ]: FQ-CoDel-enabled intermediate TXQs
                * [ ENABLE_FTM_RESPONDER ]: enable FTM (Fine Time Measurement) responder
                * [ CONTROL_PORT_NO_PREAUTH ]: disable pre-auth over nl80211 control port support
                * [ PROTECTED_TWT ]: protected Target Wake Time (TWT) support
                * [ DEL_IBSS_STA ]: deletion of IBSS station support
                * [ BEACON_PROTECTION_CLIENT ]: beacon prot. for clients support
                * [ SCAN_FREQ_KHZ ]: scan on kHz frequency support
                * [ CONTROL_PORT_OVER_NL80211_TX_STATUS ]: tx status for nl80211 control port support

We agree already in that they can't do anything more than 2.4 in AP mode.

It was more of a "wish" that Intel would unlock them for AP mode use as they're cheaper than diving into anything else right now and Intel has the market hostage at this point with no vendors releasing 6/6E adapters.

M2 or PCI works for me though when they start coming out as I can slot either in my case and rewrite my hostapd files / services to activate them and be on my way for much cheaper than a router or AP for 6E.

Before I jumped from AC to AX I was running a QNAP AC2600 card w/ dual files / services and it worked great but I wanted more speed than AC offered. I switched to an external AP because there's nothing else that works on AX internally with hostapd.