Support for bitrate-mask in wpa_supplicant?

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sat Oct 4 09:08:58 EDT 2014


On Thu, Oct 02, 2014 at 10:14:30AM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> From what I can tell, wpa_supplicant does not have a way to set
> the tx-bitrate-mask, except for some code
> to disable 802.11b rates (which I think will in turn (re)enable all
> of the other rates that may have previously been disabled.
> 
> So, would it be worthwhile to add support to supplicant to at
> least configure the legacy rates using the NL80211_CMD_SET_TX_BITRATE_MASK
> netlink message?

Why would wpa_supplicant be involved in that? What kind of use case
would benefit from this (vs. setting this through iw, for example)?

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA


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