Jump to content
Electronics-Lab.com Community

QCN9024 QCN9074|Step by Step to load driver for DR9074-Triband on linux 5.17.0 

Recommended Posts

QCN9024 QCN9074|Step by Step to load driver for DR9074-Triband on linux 5.17.0 


Loading DR9074-Triband Driver on Linux 5.17.0 with ATH11K Support


Wallys recently announced ATH11K support for DR9074-TRIBAND on Linux, expanding its compatibility beyond Qualcomm platforms to various Linux embedded systems, including Ubuntu. In this article, we'll guide you through the step-by-step process of loading the driver for DR9074-Triband on Linux 5.17.0, showcasing its functionality with ath11k. The module is demonstrated to work well in both AP (access point) and STA (station) modes across the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands.


Introduction to DR9074 (QCN9024):

The DR9074-Triband, powered by the Qualcomm Atheros QCN9024 chipset, stands as an advanced enterprise wireless module. It integrates a 4x4 MU-MIMO Dual Band Wireless Module, tailored for mobile access in high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming, voice communication, and data transmission. Key features include a maximum power of 23 dBm per chain, supporting data rates up to 4949Mbps. Operating in Tri-Band (2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz) with 4x4 WiFi 6E (802.11ax) and 4 spatial streams, it utilizes an M.2 E Key Interface and PCI Express 3.0 Interface. Applications range from security surveillance to commercial radio coverage, hotel wireless setups, and specialized scenarios.


Device Specifications:


Chipset: Qualcomm Atheros QCN9024

WLAN Host Interface: PCI Express 3.0

Frequency Range: 2.412GHz-2.472GHz & 5.18GHz-5.825GHz & 5.925GHz-7.125GHz

Data Rates: Maxim 23dBm per chain, up to 4949Mbps

Channel Spectrum Widths: Support 20/40/80/160MHz

Modulation Techniques: OFDMA, including BPSK, QPSK, DBPSK, DQPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM, 1024-QAM, 4096-QAM

Temperature Range: Operating: -20°C to 70°C, Storage: -40°C to 90°C

Humidity: Operating: 5% to 95% (non-condensing), Storage: Max. 90% (non-condensing)

Certification: TBD

Reference Design: PN02.7

Power Consumption: TBD

Dimensions (WxHxD): 57mm x 63mm x 6mm


Device Setup:


PC with Linux 5.17.0

Adapter card (1pc)

DR9074-Triband (1pc)


Driver Loading Steps:


Compile the driver.

Enter the firmware folder and copy the card firmware.

Copy the compiled driver to the specified path.

Compile hostapd.

Configure hostapd compile options.

Finish configuration and start making and installing.

Check the successful installation of the current version, then run hostapd.

Verify the presence of the DR9074 card.

Confirm the functionality of 2.4G/5G/6G under AP mode.

Compile the tool for STA mode and configure compile options.

Complete compilation, check the version (returns as 2.10 for successful compilation), then run.

Confirm the functionality of 2.4G/5G/6G under STA mode.

For any uncertainties, follow Wallys' YouTube channel for a comprehensive video tutorial within a week: Wallys Tech YouTube.


Contact Wallys:


Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.wallystech.com/




how to load driver.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...