Bug 237711 - iwm: No 802.11n or 802.11ac support
Summary: iwm: No 802.11n or 802.11ac support
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Mark Johnston
URL:
Keywords: feature
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Blocks:
 
Reported: 2019-05-02 18:16 UTC by Neel Chauhan
Modified: 2019-11-05 18:35 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Neel Chauhan 2019-05-02 18:16:34 UTC
I'm sure that it's well known that FreeBSD iwm lacks 802.11n and 802.11ac support.

I believe OpenBSD supports 802.11n on iwm (I couldn't try OpenBSD as it doesn't boot on my laptop). A commit is here: https://github.com/openbsd/src/commit/d1ea7b2160ed2eb0df49e1e2db31cabcceb666cb

There is an abandoned GSoC project for FBSD 802.11n/ac: https://wiki.freebsd.org/SummerOfCode2017/Porting80211nAnd80211acToFreeBSDiwm

Would someone be willing to write a FreeBSD patch for at least 802.11n on iwm (if not ac)?
Comment 1 Mark Johnston freebsd_committer 2019-11-05 18:35:04 UTC
I doubt ac support will come soon, but it doesn't look too hard to port the OpenBSD changes for initial 802.11n support.