Hostapd does not support 5Ghz config, but my card does
philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Wed Aug 18 17:29:59 EDT 2010
On 5/19/10 2:18 PM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 04:01:49PM +0200, Laurent B wrote:
>> I'm having problems setting up hostapd 0.7.2 in order to run 5ghz band in N
> hostapd itself would be fine with 5 GHz configuration, but the driver
> does not allow it to be used for AP mode and hostapd will follow
> whatever the driver tells it in this context.
I'm seeing exactly the same issue, with the same card.
I'm running Fedora updated (188.8.131.52).
What's the workaround? Running the card in "hw_mode=b"?
>> For me the ath9k module is ok as I can do a "iwconfig chan 48" (see below)
> I would assume this is only for a passive mode in which no frames are
> transmitted without an AP being there first, not for a mode where the
> card would be transmitted Beacon frames on its own..
>> wlan1: IEEE 802.11 Configured channel (48) not found from the channel list
>> of current mode (2) IEEE 802.11a
> This indicates that the driver did not allow AP mode on the specified
> channel (either because of the channel not being supported at all or
> because of beaconing not being supported on it).
>> wifiap:/lib/modules# iw reg get
> This will only give you list of generic regulatory rules for the
> country; use "iw list" to see more detailed information that the driver
> provides (no-IBSS and DFS/radar detection flags prevent hostapd from
> using the channel).
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