hostapd bit rate setting, Rate not more than 18Mb by a signal of -42dbm ...

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Tue Oct 18 17:38:30 PDT 2005

On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 06:43:06PM -0300, Beat Meier wrote:

> The second one is a madwifi problem but the first one not.
> If I set the bit rate with
>   iwconfig ath0 bit XXX
> the bitrate is set.
> When hostapd or wpa_supplicant starts it set the bitrate back to auto.
> Why this?
> Why hostapd doesn't leave this as it is??
> And last but least. If I set the bitrate in 802.11g mode
> fix the client is connected but network not operational (ping fails etc.)

hostapd and wpa_supplicant do not have any code that should touch
bitrate configuration. 

> BTW: If hostap is used without authentication the network interface is 
> brought down and no more brought up.
> You have to do an explicit ifconfig ath0 up that it works.

That sounds like something that should be fixed. I think that hostapd
has been mainly (only?) used in WPA mode with madwifi driver and some
details of plaintext mode have not yet been resolved.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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