The AX210 and AX210 vPro are the two WiFi modules we’re currently making available with the Framework Laptop DIY Edition. These are brand new modules that support WiFi 6E and have only recently started to get support in Linux. Support has been bumpy, as Intel has introduced regressions in different kernel versions:
- 5.10 - Basic support
- 5.11 - Regression in support, not recommended
- 5.12 - Should work smoothly, currently recommended
- 5.13.4 - Regression on Bluetooth, not recommended
If you’re seeing slow throughput or “Microcode SW error” messages under WiFi load, there is a patch and a workaround available: Using the AX210 with Linux on the Framework Laptop - #94 by Andrew_Marshall
We also recommend avoiding the vPro version for now, since there may be issues with standby power consumption in Linux.