Question on forcing stations to be in particular a/b/g/n & HT mode.

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Wed Oct 19 17:37:32 EDT 2011


On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:39:05AM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> We've had good luck with virtualizing lots of stations
> and having them talk to various APs.  Now, I'd like to
> improve on this a bit and be able to control some of
> the options for individual clients such as HT-40 v/s HT-20,
> Limit to /g even if /a/b/g/n is supported, etc.  The kernel
> side of this will be the ath9k driver.

Where do you want to control that? On the station?

> I would be grateful for pointers if any of this can
> currently be done, or to areas in the hostapd and/or kernel
> code that would need modifying to support this.

hostapd can be configured to different modes.. wpa_supplicant does not
have this level of configuration and I find it somewhat difficult to see
where it would be used in real life, i.e., it sounds reasonable to
follow what the AP advertises as supported.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA


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