WiFi adapter/drivers doesn't work UP Core Win10

Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
I've successfully got my UP Core running Win10. Very nice too.
All the driver installations from the regular UP Board worked just fine, except the one for the wifi adapter, where the RealTek drivers it installs fail to work.
Are there separate drivers for the UP Core Wifi adapter?
I don't yet have an antenna, but I can't see how that should affect the drivers.

Many thanks, Tom
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  • Jason SchreiberJason Schreiber Posts: 16New Member
    I second this request.

    Temporarily using an external usb wifi dongle ... would like to make use of the internal wifi.

    Please advice which drivers to use for the UP Core. It looks like its an Ampak 6214A chipset, but have failed to find any drivers for it.

    Regards
  • MikeMike Posts: 10New Member
    I just got mine installed with Win10 Pro x64 and I have the same problem.
  • Jason SchreiberJason Schreiber Posts: 16New Member
    Same here

    Struggling to find Ampak 6214A windows drivers.

    No point having a wifi chip without drivers!!!

    Can we get some assistance from UP!

    Regards
  • GTCGTC Posts: 15New Member
    Hi

    We are also waiting for the drivers to come out so to be able to purchase the product.

    Is there any time frame as to when the UpCore product will have tested drivers and be fully functional? We'd like to buy a few for our industrial product hence the question.

    Thank you
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    edited November 2017
    Yes, it's marked AP6214A, and it is mentioned in various places that this is an AMPAK 6214A.
    I can't find any information about Ampak as a manufacturer, other than that the parent brand is Broadcom. But a search for Broadcom (AP)6214(A) is also fruitless :-(
    It's certainly a different Broadcom chip from the one on the Edison. Same drivers?? Unlikely I guess.
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    The similar AP6255 appears to be/use the Broadcom BCM43455.
    https://wikidevi.com/wiki/AMPAK_AP6255
    Can't find Windows drivers for that either :(
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    I have sent an email, requesting that someone from the team comments on this thread, since it seems to be an unsolved issue. Cheers, Tom
  • Oleks SkrOleks Skr Posts: 4New Member
    Hey! So I had a similar issue, albeit on Linux. The link Aaeon provided for UpCore wifi drivers (for Ubilinux) mentions brcmfmac43430 - you might want to dig in that direction. However, I couldn't manage to get those drivers to work on other linux systems, and I wasn't able to find Windows drivers for the chip as well.

    If someone finds a solution to this, please make a post about it, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    edited November 2017
    That's very similar to or the same as the chipset (43430 or 43438 depending on where you read) used on the raspberry pi3.
    All very confusing :(
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    Interestingly, you can run Windows IOT10 on a rasp-pi3, and it supports the wifi chipset. So the drivers must exist somewhere in Windows land.
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    OK, this helps a bit:
    https://wikidevi.com/wiki/AMPAK : "AMPAK combines Broadcom Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips in single modules."
    AMPAK AP6212 - SDIO Broadcom BCM43430 1T1R WiFi/BT4.0 (802.11bgn) QFN44
    It seems likely that 6214 also uses BCM43430. So we may need to find drivers for that.
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    oleksskr wrote:
    Hey! So I had a similar issue, albeit on Linux. The link Aaeon provided for UpCore wifi drivers (for Ubilinux) mentions brcmfmac43430 - you might want to dig in that direction. However, I couldn't manage to get those drivers to work on other linux systems, and I wasn't able to find Windows drivers for the chip as well.

    If someone finds a solution to this, please make a post about it, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Here are some linux drivers that might work: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/brcm80211
  • Oleks SkrOleks Skr Posts: 4New Member
    Yep, seen those. I think the problem (at least on Linux) appears to be that brcmfmac drivers are not aliasing correctly to the AP6212 chip on older kernel versions, however I cannot confirm for certain right now.
  • AlingAling Posts: 504Administrator, AAEON, UP reseller admin
    Dear all,

    Here are drivers of AP6214A. We will soon upload these drivers to "downloads" section.

    Windows Driver
    Linux driver
  • MikeMike Posts: 10New Member
    That worked for Bluetooth, but it did not work for the "Broadcom 802.11n Wireless SDIO Adapter".
  • Oleks SkrOleks Skr Posts: 4New Member
    Thanks for the drivers, I will try them out on Monday and report back.
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    Same problem for me. First I dug through endless compressed archives :lol: , then eventually I ran setup.exe in the folder:
    "Win10_12.0.1.970_UART_x86-x64_Installer\"

    This successfully installed the drivers, and got the BlueTooth working
    The Wifi device is also now recognised as "Broadcom 802.11n Wireless SDIO Adapter".
    but the drivers don't work.

    The files it installs are:
    43430r0rtecdc.bin
    43430r1rtecdc.bin
    bcmdhd63.sys
    vwifibus.sys

    However, the device status gives the following error:

    "This device cannot start. (Code 10)

    {Operation Failed}
    The requested operation was unsuccessful."

    See image attached.
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    AlingWu wrote:
    Dear all,

    Here are drivers of AP6214A. We will soon upload these drivers to "downloads" section.

    Windows Driver
    Linux driver

    Unfortunately not working yet for Win10 wifi. Please see previous post.
  • MikeMike Posts: 10New Member
    These don't work.
    UP guys, If you think you got it sorted out, take a brand new one out of the box, install windows, and then install the driver you think will work. When it does, then and only then tell us you have the drivers.
  • Jason SchreiberJason Schreiber Posts: 16New Member
    Same as all the others

    "New" drivers only install bluetooth.

    Broadcom wifi unable to start error!
  • Jason SchreiberJason Schreiber Posts: 16New Member
    Same as all the others

    "New" drivers only install bluetooth.

    Broadcom wifi unable to start error!
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    I've emailed them again.
  • GTCGTC Posts: 15New Member
    edited November 2017
    Good god am I glad to see this thread just in time. I've just sent out a PO to accounting to buy 100pcs yesterday evening after seeing the post from Aaeon (RE driver release). Feeling we are getting now is... those (products?) aren't being thoroughly tested before release.

    Appreciate those here who are reporting the drivers failure and/or testing other items for the community. If any other major issues please report. We'll be standby for the next 3~6months until this settles. Sad beginning really :/
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    To be fair on the UP team, we are all currently working with pre-sale boards that we got via kickstarter. But I agree, now it is on full commercial release, they really must get the documentation and drivers together into a proper UP Core package. It's a great little board though, so I hope it will be sorted soon.
  • MikeMike Posts: 10New Member
    I didn't get mine via kickstarter. I bought mine directly from UP's web site. I have no mercy on any company that pushes things out the door before everything has been tested and ready.
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    Fair enough. I agree, drivers are pretty essential ;-)
  • AlingAling Posts: 504Administrator, AAEON, UP reseller admin
    Let me check with our team and get back to you.
    Sorry for the imprecise information.
  • MikeMike Posts: 10New Member
    Do we have any update yet ?
  • MaartenMaarten Posts: 7New Member
    edited November 2017
    [strike]I have got it working and submitted a topic (awaiting moderator approval). Will add a link in this post when the topic is up.[/strike]
    Here it is:
    I found a working Windows 10 WiFi driver
  • Jason SchreiberJason Schreiber Posts: 16New Member
    @AlingWu .... any update. I'm assuming windows drivers do exist?

    Thanks
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