Android IBSS RSN

Jouni Malinen j at
Tue Oct 22 17:10:50 EDT 2013

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 08:01:20PM -0400, Jeffrey Robble wrote:

> I'm relatively new to this area, so I feel like I'm jumping down a rabbit
> hole. Please let me know if I'm way off here.
> Is there an easy way to modify bcmdhd to support
> cfg80211_ops.change_station() or are we limited by the firmware (it seems
> that ath6kl does DMA with the firmware to set flags)? What's the best
> driver to focus on? What drivers has IBSS RSN been known to work with?

You have certainly not picked the easiest target taken into account that
AOSP does not support IBSS in general, never mind IBSS with RSN, and as
such, many Android driver vendors do not focus on supporting that
either, I'd assume.

I've only tested RSN IBSS with ath9k. In general, I'd expect issues with
any driver where the vendor/maintainer does not explicitly support IBSS
with RSN.. With firmware-based designs, you'll get the extra concern of
making sure that the firmware supports this.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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