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DR6018 V2 Embedded WiFi 6 Router Board Adds Support for WiFi 6E and 5G IoT M.2 Cards

A few months ago we covered DR6018 (aka CP01) WiFi 6 Embedded SBC powered by Qualcomm IPQ6018 processor and offering six Ethernet ports including five Gigabit interfaces and one 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port.

Wallys Communications has now informed CNX Software they had a new version of the board called DR6018 V2 with a more compact form factor, support for PoE, as well as optional WiFi 6E and 5G IoT M.2 modules.

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DR6018 V2 board specifications:

The company informed us the switch from IPQ6018 to IPQ6010 was because both processors are basically the same except for AI functions on IPQ6018 SoC.

The board supports OpenWrt 14.07 Barrier Breaker firmware and Qualcomm SDK with QCA binary drivers. The company explains the board is suitable for 802.11ax MU-MIMO OFDMA access point, EasyMesh mesh router supporting EasyMesh, and Smart access points with TWT (Target Wake Time) to extend the battery life of clients. But considering the addition of 5G and WiFi 6E, the embedded board looks like a good candidate for advanced IoT gateways, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) routers, and 5G Mobile hotspots.

DR6018 V2 samples are available now for around $200. The WiFi 6E card can be found for around $250 and the 5G IoT module for just under $500. Further information may be found on the product page.

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