Main documentation on ath9k+802.11n

Luis R. Rodriguez mcgrof
Mon Feb 22 10:14:20 PST 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 5:02 AM, Dennis Borgmann
<dennis.borgmann at> wrote:
> Hi linux-wireless list,
> hi hostap list!
> I am trying to get a 802.11n-network as test running. I want to test the
> highest throughput, that I can do with this setup to see, what could be
> possible for me.
> My setup is a Senao EMP-7605 card and ath9k with a
> Thanks to Jouni Malinen, I am now using the latest snapshot of
> hostapd-0.6.10. If I start hostapd, my Lenovo Thinkpad(I think, there is
> an Intel card running inside there) can find the network, that I
> established with ath9k, but another Senao EMP-7905 with the same setup
> as mentioned above won't find the wireless network at all, even during a
> scan. If I do an iperf between the Lenovo and the board, that runs the
> AP with hostapd, I get throughput rates of about 6 Mbit/s. iwconfig on
> the Lenovo shows the bitrate set to "0" - meaning auto.
> I cannot find valuable documentation about setting up a wireless-link
> with ath9k using 802.11n-capabilities. Is there any hint, that someone
> could give me or a webpage that I could be pointed to? I just want to do
> some speed-tests, but even the "ht_kapab"-field of hostapd leaves me
> without any knowledge, what to put in there...
> Any help would be appreciated!

Documentation is not supposed to be device specific, so for hostapd
with 802.11n we currently have:


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