Problems Configuring VHT160 and VHT80+80 for QCA9984

Sebastian Gottschall s.gottschall at
Fri Jan 12 08:31:26 PST 2018

Am 12.01.2018 um 16:28 schrieb Ben Greear:
> On 01/11/2018 05:46 PM, Robert Jones wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm working with a WLE1216V5-20 ath10k wave 2 card using QCA9984
>> chipset and having problems configuring an AP for VHT160 or 80+80
>> mode. The hostapd v2.6 tool in both cases tells me that the "Driver
>> does not support configured VHT capability".
>> I'm using the custom board and firmware .bin files found at
>> I see on the same page
>> that they recommend using one of Ben Greear's kernels but I would
>> prefer to stick with a mainline 4.14 if possible.
>> Is this capability truly missing from the ath10k driver or am I
>> misconfiguring something in my hostapd.conf?
>> If the former, can anyone point me to a patch set that I can apply to
>> the ath10k driver to support either of these two modes?
> Early on there was bugs in stock firmware for how it did VHT160
> vs how the driver thought it did.  I ended up fixing the CT firmware
> to match closer to how the driver wanted it done at the time, but
> I think that the driver has since changed.
> I have not had time (nor much interest) to try to make my firmware 
> work again with stock
> driver for VHT160.
> Either way, VHT160 is almost completely worthless because it can only
> do 2x2 at VHT160, which is no faster than VHT80 at 4x4 but uses twice
> as much bandwidth.
remember my patch to get it to work with stock firmware :-)
> Thanks,
> Ben
>> Regards,
>> Robert Jones
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