T14g3 Wireless woes

21CFCTO1WW ThinkPad T14 Gen 3 (AMD) - Wireless issues

Published: Sunday, May 19, 2024 Last modified: Sunday, Jun 9, 2024

The Wireless Network controller: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc QCNFA765 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) in my t1g3 has not been working well for me.

❯ modinfo ath11k
filename:       /lib/modules/6.6.31-1-lts/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/ath11k.ko.zst
license:        Dual BSD/GPL
description:    Core module for Qualcomm Atheros 802.11ax wireless LAN cards.
srcversion:     13152F689ED27CB6527D3A4
depends:        mac80211,qmi_helpers,cfg80211
retpoline:      Y
intree:         Y
name:           ath11k
vermagic:       6.6.31-1-lts SMP preempt mod_unload
sig_id:         PKCS#7
signer:         Build time autogenerated kernel key
sig_key:        28:07:1E:04:0F:7B:7A:C9:A2:7E:9B:23:B7:5B:C7:DD:9A:19:36:F6
sig_hashalgo:   sha512
signature:      30:64:02:30:08:5C:BA:B1:BF:2C:FD:A8:A0:E5:B0:F7:6A:35:58:30:
        F3:7E:37:C3:EA:2C:82:2F:0C:3E:AB:10:91:F2:61:42:F4:E7:A0:E8:
        DF:CE:77:D8:5D:16:E4:D5:33:56:A8:BB:02:30:3A:42:4C:02:65:F0:
        23:47:F1:61:47:13:89:44:BB:93:60:D1:09:15:D4:55:23:BC:7A:E6:
        BB:0A:DA:8F:D2:70:4F:93:E1:71:DB:A1:D0:BD:19:F4:44:80:A5:26:
        A4:F6
parm:           cold_boot_cal:Decrease the channel switch time but increase the driver load time (Default: true) (bool)
parm:           debug_mask:Debugging mask (uint)
parm:           crypto_mode:crypto mode: 0-hardware, 1-software (uint)
parm:           frame_mode:Datapath frame mode (0: raw, 1: native wifi (default), 2: ethernet) (uint)
parm:           ftm_mode:Boots up in factory test mode (bool)

Unstable

I think a fwupdmgr upgrade might have helped, but I’m not sure. I’m on the latest firmware:

ThinkPad T14/P14s Gen 3 T16/P16s Gen 1 AMD System Update:
        New version:      0.1.52
        Remote ID:        lvfs
        Release ID:       90436
        Summary:          Lenovo ThinkPad T14/P14s Gen 3 T16/P16s Gen 1 AMD System Firmware
        License:          Proprietary
        Size:             34.6 MB
        Created:          2021-07-13
        Urgency:          High

Slow with latency

Can never seen to get higher then 50 Mbit/s whilst my Mac M1 Pro can easily get 300 Mbit/s and above.

Noticed my @archlinux T14 wireless ping times are 2x that of my Mac pic.twitter.com/vqe0o5u073

— Kai Hendry (@kaihendry) May 19, 2024