Tue Aug 16 07:31:17 PDT 2011
On Tuesday, August 16, 2011 04:10:31 PM David Goodenough wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 Aug 2011, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 10:03:00PM -0700, Grant wrote:
> > > Thank you. I get the following, it looks like the 5Ghz channels should
> > > work?
> > In station mode, but not in AP mode:
> > > * 5180 MHz  (19.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
> > > * 5200 MHz  (19.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
> > > * 5220 MHz  (19.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
> > > * 5240 MHz  (19.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
> > Those are fine in modes that passively search an AP and connect to it.
> > However, they are not available for starting an AP (or IBSS).
> > > * 5260 MHz  (disabled)
> > And those are disabled completely.
> As a side question, why would a card not be allowed to be an AP? I can
> understand why it might not be capable of being an AP, but surely if anyone
> is allowed to be an AP (and having clients but no AP is no use to anyone)
> why are some cards not allowed to be an AP?
Because [at least in the US] the FCC dictates that an AP which
operates in the 5GHz band has to support DFS and TPC.
Currently, neither DFS nor TPC are not implementated, therefore you are
not allowed to operate a 5GHz AP, the law is as simple as that.
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