Wifi 6E Router with OpenWrt

Hi,

I am looking to test configurations with newer routers with Wifi 6E support using OpenWrt. Does OpenWrt support Wifi 6E? Are there routers with Wifi 6E support that are supported with OpenWrt? If the support is not yet there, when should we expect Wifi 6E support with Openwrt?

Thanks,
Jared

At this moment no devices with 6 GHz hardware are supported by OpenWrt, yet.

Speculations about future support are just that, guess work.
If/ when according devices get affordable, Mediatek and QCA based hardware stands a chance to get supported (probably in that order), but it's too early to tell, even less thinking about time frames. It depends on hardware- and (mainline-) driver availability - and when it actually ends up in the hands of experienced developers or regular contributors, which in turn depends on pricing.

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Yes, technically we already do have support for Intel ax210, but that's useless for AP mode - and some minor things might need work to actually use the 6 GHz band in client mode at least.

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Ah I see, thanks for the info. Do you think we'd see support by the end of this year at all if you had to speculate?

Considering the HW prices, I doubt it.