RALink RT3092 Wireless module



  • So i bought i super good deal off ebay, an NexCom VTC6201 Vehicle PC. What caught my eye was 2 Sim slots. I bought it to see what was inside and was surprised to see an Sierra MC8705 and a RAlink RT3092 mini pci-e module. I had never heard of it so i proceeded to set it up and it works OK in AP mode. Was only BGN mode. I have a funny feeling about this module. I think it is a usb/mini-pci-e module, which works in 3G slots, while the rest of the wifi cards don't work in the slot due to being Mini-PCIe.

    VTC6201 –3 RE Ethernets and 2 mini pci-e slots with an Atom. Intel 20GB SSD.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/331501335378

    Check out the edge connectors on the other RALink RT3092 on ebay. Mine is full length mini slot, these on ebay are half. Same edge connecters/pinouts. Looks like somethings misssing. maybe USB only.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/190819845613



  • Well i tested  this module in several 3G-USB MiniPCIe slots and it did not work(Like Lanner FW7535 with 3G slot). I can only assume the reduced traces or fingers must just be a cost reduction thing and it uses PCIe signaling interface.. No sense running leads not used in the design. All i can guess. I had wrongly assumed it might be an internal usb/MiniPCIe wifi card.

    It works fine as Access Point. None of the facepalm i expected from RALink.

    I am somewhat surprised with it working so good at 2.4ghz only.


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