Bug 164102 - hostapd not configured for 802.11n
Summary: hostapd not configured for 802.11n
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: wireless (show other bugs)
Version: 8.1-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-wireless mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-13 22:30 UTC by Naoyuki Tai
Modified: 2015-09-08 21:08 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Naoyuki Tai 2012-01-13 22:30:09 UTC
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.
Comment 1 Remko Lodder freebsd_committer 2012-01-14 20:22:13 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-i386->freebsd-net

This is more wireless networking related then i386.
Comment 2 Adrian Chadd freebsd_committer 2012-01-14 20:54:35 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-net->freebsd-wireless

Flip to -wireless.
Comment 3 Adrian Chadd freebsd_committer 2012-01-14 20:57:30 UTC

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.

Comment 4 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2015-09-08 21:04:54 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: jkim
Date: Tue Sep  8 21:04:34 UTC 2015
New revision: 287578
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/287578

  Enable 802.11n support.

  PR:		164102

Comment 5 Jung-uk Kim freebsd_committer 2015-09-08 21:08:50 UTC
Now 802.11n can be configured via hostapd.conf, i.e., "ieee80211n=1".