hostapd bit rate setting, Rate not more than 18Mb by a signal of -42dbm ...
bmeier at infovia.com.ar
Tue Oct 18 17:43:06 EDT 2005
Jouni Malinen wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 10:53:25AM -0300, Beat Meier wrote:
>>How can I set bitrate at startup of hostapd?
>>If I set after running hostap with
>> iwconfig ath0 bit 6M
>>iwlist ath0 bit tells me
>> Current Bit Rate=6 Mb/s
>>iwconfig ath0 tells me
>> Bit Rate=6 Mb/s
>>but client wpa_supplicant has rate 48Mb
>This has nothing to do with hostapd and a better target for this
>question would be madwifi-users mailing list.
Yes and no
The second one is a madwifi problem but the first one not.
If I set the bit rate with
iwconfig ath0 bit XXX
the bitrate is set.
When hostapd or wpa_supplicant starts it set the bitrate back to auto.
Why hostapd doesn't leave this as it is??
And last but least. If I set the bitrate in 802.11g mode
fix the client is connected but network not operational (ping fails etc.)
Output of wpa_client
Oct 18 18:21:09.671509: State: ASSOCIATED -> COMPLETED
Oct 18 18:21:09.671727: CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to
00:0b:6b:36:eb:bb completed (auth)
Oct 18 18:21:09.672005: RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'ath0' added
wpa_client and hostapd are version 0.4.3 madwifi is madwifi-bsd-20050702
BTW: If hostap is used without authentication the network interface is
brought down and no more brought up.
You have to do an explicit ifconfig ath0 up that it works.
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