CT ath10k firmware now supports IBSS + RSN

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Tue Aug 18 12:11:52 EDT 2015


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On 08/18/2015 02:38 AM, Sven Eckelmann wrote:
> On Monday 17 August 2015 08:33:06 Ben Greear wrote: [...]
>>> * IBSS/RSN isn't working between ath10k<->ath10k, ath9k<->ath10k (works well between ath9k<->ath9k) - the ath10k device doesn't seem to send its
>>> broadcast frames after the handshake finished (ath9k already tries to transmit bcast frames) - also doesn't work with
>>> firmware-2-ct-non-commercial-full-14.bin and nohwcrypt=1
>> 
>> I believe I had ath10k to ath9k + RSN work, but I did see problems with ath10k-ath10k + RSN.
> 
> Yes, this was what I was reading in a different mail and also the reason why I've tried to get it working for ath9k<->ath10k. But unfortunately, I had no
> success.
> 
> I have also tried to use your config without the overrides and with overrides without any success.

I'm not sure if it matters, but I was using sw-crypt for both ath9k and ath10k
(and my patched kernel).

>> I think sometimes it worked a bit, and then stopped.  Truth is, my customers interested in IBSS are not doing encryption on the IBSS interface, so I have
>> no plans to work on this soon.  And, even if offered the opportunity, I'm not sure what I could do to improve the problem.  Possibly someone at QCA would
>> have ideas and might share them with me...
>> 
>> 
>>> * IBSS stops working everytime an AP interface is added to the same PHY (it isn't importing whether it is using WPA/WPA2 or configured as open AP) -
>>> tested again with ath9k on the same OpenWrt version and it working quite well with 1x IBSS + 2x AP
>> 
>> One of my customers is using AP + IBSS interface with no obvious problems related to concurrency.  But, maybe they are doing things in a different order.
>> Does it work for you if you bring up AP first and then add IBSS?
>> 
>> This is likely fixable.
> 
> I had to hack a little bit of OpenWrt away but it seems that it works for a simple setup to first create the adhoc interface and then sometimes later add
> the AP interface.

Ok, I'll make a note to test adding IBSS after AP.

Thanks,
Ben


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Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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