Dell Wireless 1601 WiGig (DW1601)

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Dell Wireless 1601 WiGig (DW1601)
Availability: common

Manuf (OEM/ODM): USI QCA9005 (8V256)

FCC approval date: 01 November 2012
Country of manuf.: Taiwan

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Interface: Mini PCIe (half)

ID: 168c:0034 (17 addl. devices) SS: 1028:0208
Windows: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034&SUBSYS_02081028

IC ID: 4104A-QCA9005

WI1 chip1: Wilocity Wil6120

WI1 chip2: Atheros AR9462

WI1 chip3: Wilocity Wil6110

Additional chips
WiGig 60GHz RFIC chip;Wilosity;Wil6110;1;

Probable Linux driver
wil6210 for 802.11ad support
ath9k (in backports)
PCI ID first seen in kernel v3.2 (2012-01-04)
(see also passys)

Antenna connector: U.FL

abgn+ad, 2x2:2

Flags: bluetooth

OUI: 00:1A:6B (-, 2 W), 04:CE:14 (-, 2 W), 44:39:C4 (-, 1 W)

Qualcomm Atheros QCA9005PPD-QCA9005

For a list of all currently documented Wilocity chipsets with specifications, see Wilocity.

For a list of all currently documented Atheros (QCA) chipsets with specifications, see Atheros.

Dell Wireless DW1601 - WiGig 802.11ad Half Mini PCIe Card

Product detail page
Manuf. P/N: 2298X, Dell Part# : 430-5102
  • DW1601 / DW 1601 • DP/N: 08V256 (QCA9005 8V256)
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth + WiGig (60GHz)
Half-Height Mini-PCI Express Card
P/N: 8V256, JN0P4
  • Dell Latitude 6430u, E5440, E5540, E6430, E7240, E7440 (JN0P4)
Note: could not work on IBM/Lenovo/Thinkpad/HP Version Laptop

This device would seem to use a USI MAC for the WiFi + BT radios and a Wilocity MAC for the WiGig radio.

This card is apparently used also inside Dell D5000 Wireless docking station ref.

Requires an external 60GHz antenna/upconverter module (containing the Wil6110 60GHz RFIC chip).

  • The Dell Wireless 1601 Half Mini Card supports the WiGig Spec. v1.1 and 802.11ad D6.0.
This Card is installed in the PC/notebook in order to connect to the WiGig docking station,
the Dell Wireless Dock D5000, for high data volume and high quality media.
  • Supports WiGig Spec. v1.1 (up to 4.6 Gbps), 802.11ad D6.0 and WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n.
WiGig security supports GCMP encryption which is based on the GCM of the AES encryption algorithm.
Includes 802.11n compliant, and fully compatible with 802.11n and 802.11a/b/g legacy device.
  • Communication interface: PCIe 1.1 for WiGig and WLAN; USB HCI for BT.


The Dell Wireless 1601 WiGig card enables wireless connectivity between
Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook and Dell Wireless Dock D5000.
Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N Adapter
Dell Wireless 1525 802.11n WLAN PCIe Card
Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n
Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n
Dell Wireless 1506 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Dell Wireless 1901 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz)
Dell Wireless 1601 802.11ad/a/b/g/n Adapter
Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHZ)


Dell Wireless 1535C Bluetooth - USB\VID_0CF3&PID_3004 (WB263)
Dell Wireless 1601 Bluetooth - USB\VID_0CF3&PID_817A
Dell Wireless 1702 Bluetooth - USB\VID_0CF3&PID_3002
Dell Wireless 1703 Bluetooth - USB\VID_0CF3&PID_E004 (WB225)
Dell Wireless 1705 Bluetooth - USB\VID_0CF3&PID_0036
Dell Wireless 1901 Bluetooth - USB\VID_0CF3&PID_E003 (WB222)