Hostapd and MCS rates

Mathieu Slabbinck matty.slabbinck at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 02:48:07 EDT 2015


Hi,

Thanks for the info.
I'm using buildroot and checked the package. It states the following
config options:
HOSTAPD_CONFIG_ENABLE = \
    CONFIG_ACS \
    CONFIG_FULL_DYNAMIC_VLAN \
    CONFIG_HS20 \
    CONFIG_IEEE80211AC \
    CONFIG_IEEE80211N \
    CONFIG_IEEE80211R \
    CONFIG_INTERNAL_LIBTOMMATH \
    CONFIG_INTERWORKING \
    CONFIG_LIBNL32 \
    CONFIG_VLAN_NETLINK

So that's checked.

Also, in my config file of hostapd states ieee80211n=1
So that should be fine to.

iw dev wlan0 station dump does not report anything...

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 5:04 PM, Eduardo Abinader
<eduardo.abinader at openbossa.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I think you should enable at least CONFIG_IEEE80211N=y and
> ieee80211n=1, so the HT rates are set as well as MCS rate info. Then
> station dump with iw to check the MCS.
>
>
> Cheers.
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 5:41 AM, Mathieu Slabbinck
> <matty.slabbinck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That's something I already tried but if I capture any packets they are
>> not in any mcs rate.
>> Therefore I was wondering if hostapd provides any configuration to do this.
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Avinash Patil <avinashapatil at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Mathieu Slabbinck
>>> <matty.slabbinck at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I'm trying to force my AP into an mcs indexed bitrate but there's not
>>>> to much information I can find around this.
>>>>
>>>> Can anyone provide some information on how to force hostapd to set up
>>>> an AP with an MCS rate?
>>>
>>> I think hostapd configures basic and extended rates only. If you want
>>> to force using MCS rates your best bet is iw utility.
>>>
>>> "iw --help" yields this:
>>>
>>>     dev <devname> set bitrates [legacy-<2.4|5> <legacy rate in Mbps>*]
>>> [ht-mcs-<2.4|5> <MCS index>*] [vht-mcs-<2.4|5> <NSS:MCSx,MCSy... |
>>> NSS:MCSx-MCSy>*] [sgi-2.4|lgi-2.4] [sgi-5|lgi-5]
>>>         Sets up the specified rate masks.
>>>         Not passing any arguments would clear the existing mask (if any).
>>>
>>>> Kind regards
>>>>
>>>> Mathieu
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>>> -Avinash
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