Bug 247495 - rtw88: RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter support
Summary: rtw88: RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter support
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: wireless (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-wireless (Nobody)
Keywords: feature, needs-qa
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-06-23 08:22 UTC by Andrey P.
Modified: 2020-08-18 03:59 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
koobs: mfc-stable12?


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Description Andrey P. 2020-06-23 08:22:29 UTC
Please add support for RTL8821CE wireless PCIe card if possible.

Support for this device is critical to conquer market of desktops since this device is 11th most popular card this year after QCA9377, AR9285, AR9485, QCA9565, Intel 8265, Intel 7260, Intel 7265, BCM4313, Intel 9560 and Cannon Point-LP CNVi: https://linux-hardware.org/?view=net_model&search=wireless&period=-2

Thank you.
Comment 1 vidwer+fbsdbugs 2020-06-23 09:44:18 UTC
You should be (made) aware that, depending on where you obtain source code for this chipset from, _possibly_ an incompatible license applies.

See https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new/blob/rtw88/rtw8821ce.c versus https://github.com/RangeeGmbH/rtl8821ce/blob/master/include/rtl8821ce_hal.h
Comment 2 Bjoern A. Zeeb freebsd_committer 2020-07-31 11:35:53 UTC
Seems the 8821C code was mrged into the official wireless-testing tree as well in the rtw88 driver with a dual GPL-BSD license.

So this will emerge as well with rtw88 (see PR 248235 for more details).
It is a while out, but I'll post something to test as soon as possible (if even just with abg[n]) support.