Zotac ZBOX CI323 nano replace WIFI card



  • Hello,

    The wifi card in the Zotac ZBOX CI323 nano is an Intel 3160 in NGFF M.2 format.
    But this card seems to not be supported by pfsense.
    I read few post on freeBSD forum about iwm but it seems that it's not really stable.

    So, what about replacing this Intel wifi card by an Atheros QCNFA344A ?
    It's the same form factor, and Atheros wifi chipset is better supported by pfsense than intel wifi chipset.

    Anybody already did the swap ?

    Regards.



  • I would stay on 802.11n chipsets. There is a newer ath10k in the works but it is not done yet.
    I would buy this: QCNFA222-AR5BWB222
    Do note they come in different M.2 key arrangements so look hard at your existing module and match them up.



  • @FranciscoFranco:

    I would stay on 802.11n chipsets. There is a newer ath10k in the works but it is not done yet.
    I would buy this: QCNFA222-AR5BWB222
    Do note they come in different M.2 key arrangements so look hard at your existing module and match them up.

    Just ordered it on aliexpress NGFF M.2 format… for under $6! Lets hope it works as expected!

    Thank you, FranciscoFranco!


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