Radxa Rock 3C v1.4 wifi not working

Is the board version v1.4 (blue PCB) using AIC8800 wifi+bt chip?

I’m using the latest Debian build rock-3c_debian_bullseye_xfce_b39.img.xz

Here’s ifconfig, looks to me all RX packets are dropped.

wlan0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet netmask broadcast inet6 fd20:d1de:9ede:3d4e:e355:9684:3eab:b94 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x0<global> inet6 fe80::5edd:6ef5:df42:2871 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link> ether 98:03:cf:c6:e5:f8 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 3323 bytes 912098 (890.7 KiB) RX errors 0 dropped 306 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 432 bytes 80057 (78.1 KiB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

HI, we have updated a new version which fixed the issue, please download and have a try

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Thank you - will give it a go. But I can’t see any activity in that GitHub repo? I guess you made changes to the AIC8800 WiFi / BLE driver and firmware, I want to look into it and see if I can patch it for the Radxa Zero3W which ships with the same WiFi / BLE chip too.

We install AIC8800 driver by dkms, the zero 3w new image was suppord AIC8800,you can try use new image.


I can confirm the official images are working both WiFi and Bluetooth.

But the AIC8800 WiFi chip does not work with my Unifi AP U6-LR which has WiFi 6. It’s fairly well documented that the Unifi WiFi 6 APs do not work with certain WiFi6 client chips and the behaviour is strange: It can ping both internal IP and Internet IP, but it does not sustain the connection, but it will not disconnect. I cannot even ssh to my board.

But I do not have another WiFi 6 AP / router to test if AIC8800 works with another WiFi

I have found if you do a direct connect to your network and do a complete update the wireless connection will begin to work. You can get then unplug the wired connection. I did this o n two 4C+s.

Is there a version of Debian headless of b42 which has WiFi working out of the box? By the way why can’t I see builds after b39 in your GitHub?

No, b42 is listed at github, you can find it at bottom of that page.