Configuring ath10k device driver supporting 802.11ac and IBSS

Janusz Dziedzic janusz.dziedzic at
Sun Jun 7 22:45:48 PDT 2015

On 7 June 2015 at 17:18, Sangwoo Moon <swmoon at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am currently trying to configure ath10k device
> to support 802.11ac VHT functionality in IBSS mode.
> I am using Qualcomm Atheros QCA988x 802.11ac network adapter
> in Gigabyte M1405 laptop.
> I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 (kernel version 3.16.0-30-generic) as
> main operating system, and using backports-3.16-rc1-1 as
> ath10k device driver.
> As far as I know, I can use iw to configure a WLAN interface
> into IBSS mode (ad-hoc mode),
> and hostapd to configure the interface enabling 802.11ac VHT
> functionalities.
> However, what I want to do is enabling 802.11ac VHT features, in
> IBSS mode.
> After series of searching, I could not find any solutions to
> neither turn on VHT mode in iw nor using IBSS mode in hostapd.
> I used the latest version of iw (4.1) and hostapd (2.4) trying to solve this
> issue.
> I also installed the latest wireless-regdb-2015.06.05 to mitigate
> the regulatory issue in frequency band selection.
> Is there anyone who can help with this issue?
> Thanks in advance.
Apply [PATCH] ath10k: enable VHT for IBSS.
Next configure ibss from wpa_supplicant.
Check iw wlanX info if bw=80MHz used.

I think iw don't support VHT yet, so wpa_supplicant is best choice here.


> Best regards,
> --Sangwoo Moon
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