Linux wifi monitor interface type for A20/BCM4329/BCM4330

Arend van Spriel arend at broadcom.com
Fri Dec 13 08:08:32 EST 2013


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On 12/13/2013 02:04 PM, Axel Christiansen wrote:
> Am 13.12.2013 13:22:50, schrieb Arend van Spriel:
>
>     On 12/13/2013 12:51 PM, Axel Christiansen wrote:
>
>         Hello dear Developer.
>
>
>         Hopefully this mail is getting through.
>
>         I was wondering if one can tell me about the support für
>         interface type
>         monitor for:
>
>         driver brcmfmac, os linux, arch arm, hardware BCM4329 or BCM4330
>
>         Does it work?
>         When is it expected to work?
>
>
>         I got one of those really nice cubieboards/A20 SBC with
>         integrated wifi
>         and sadly without monitor interface WPA-encyption as
>         access-point will
>         not work.
>
>
>     what kernel version are you using? brcmfmac does not need monitor
>     interface for AP operation.
>
>     Gr. AvS
>
>
>
> AP Mode works fine. I belief for encryption especially WPA/WPA2 on Linux
> the hostap daemon is widely used. hostapd itself needs that monitor
> interface, if i am not too much mistaken.

If I am not mistaken you need either monitor interface or support for 
mgmt_rx. brcmfmac has mgmt_rx support.

Regards,
Arend

> Kernel 3.4
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>
> thx, Axel
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