This chapter describes platform-dependent information and instructions. For example, you will get different benchmark results on different platforms.
For general usage of Wi-Fi, such as command to configure DHCP or static IP and so on, please refer to Wi-Fi chapter.
Command operations and test results presented in this chapter are based on the IoT Yocto v23.0 and Genio 700-EVK.
The wireless (Wi-Fi and bluetooth combo) card should be connect to PCIe interface (M.2 slot) on Genio 700-EVK:
The MT7921L M.2 card supports WiFi6.
IoT Yocto - Genio 700-EVK supports MT7921L module by default. Module AW-XB468NF is used in this installation guide. You can find more configuration details in MT7921 Module.
For MT7663 and MT721S SDIO M.2 Modules:
For MT7663 SDIO module (AW-CB451NF):
There is an extra SDIO M.2 slot on Genio 700-EVK with a
MT7663BSNlabel nearby. Users signed license agreement for MT7663 turnkey solution could install MT7663 SDIO module and enable it by themselves. However, IoT Yocto doesn’t support MT7663 SDIO module with Genio 700-EVK in official.
For MT7921S SDIO module (AW-XB554NF):
This M.2 slot supports MT7921S after IoT Yocto V23.1. However, some important PINs like
RESETPINs were not connected to this M.2 slot.
Users could verify some simple functions with MT7921S SDIO module. However, for mass production, users should make their own boards to support full features for MT7921S SDIO module. For further assistance, please contact MediaTek’s Customer Project Manager (CPM).
The pin assignment of both the
MT7921S M.2 module
AW-XB468NF and the
MT7663 M.2 module
are not compatible with the standard M.2 E Key.
As a result, the pin assignment of the Genio 700 EVK is also not compatible with the standard M.2 E Key.
Please bear this in mind when considering replacing the module or making modifications to your new boards.
There is a M.2 PCIe slot on i700-EVK board. It is reserved for wireless card. In the picture below, you can find 2 cables connect to the antennas on MT7921 card. These cables use I-PEX MHF4 (IPEX4) connectors.
If you don’t have I-PEX MHF4 cable and antennas, please buy a set and attach them to MT7921. Even a pair of 2db antennas will improve signal quality a lot.
Interface name in Linux OS may be different by modules:
For MT7921L PCIe module, it should be wlp1s0. For MT7663 or MT7921S SDIO module, it should be wlan0.