I'd like that hostapd provided with 802.11n support regardless of driver situation.
mwl Marvell 88W8363 IEEE 802.11n wireless network driver is said to have the capability of 802.11n, but hostapd is not compiled with 802.11n support.
I have a Marvell 88W8363 mini PCI card. I understand that 802.11n is not widely supported, but mwl driver claims it does as of FreeBSD 8.0.
This is more wireless networking related then i386.
Flip to -wireless.
I haven't tried mwl yet, but you should just be able to configure the
interface as an 802.11n one:
ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev mwl0 wlanmode hostap
ifconfig wlan0 channel 6:ht/40
ifconfig wlan0 up
.. then start hostapd. Hostapd doesn't require any 802.11n "stuff" to
be configured - just make sure you only enable CCMP encryption.
802.11n doesn't work with TKIP.
Please make sure you update to FreeBSD-8 STABLE as the -RELEASE code
has significant issues with 802.11n.
A commit references this bug:
Date: Tue Sep 8 21:04:34 UTC 2015
New revision: 287578
Enable 802.11n support.
Now 802.11n can be configured via hostapd.conf, i.e., "ieee80211n=1".