Feedback on setting CONFIG_IEEE80211N=y on non-N devices

Stephen Gutknecht (hilltx) stephen at hilltx.com
Sat Jan 10 14:27:02 EST 2009


Hello,

On OpenWRT users are starting to use N hardware more and more.  The
ath9k driver now supports hostapd for example.  Currently the default
compile OpenWRT uses is to have hostapd with CONFIG_IEEE80211N=n which
limits these devices to 54Mbps rate.

Anyone have feedback or recommendations on changing compile option to
CONFIG_IEEE80211N=y for all builds?  is it likely to cause problems,
compatibility issues with non-N devices?

Thank you


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