Tue Aug 16 13:23:08 PDT 2011
>> > > 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.
What a drag. So no Linux AP is capable of operating on any 5Ghz channel?
For when I travel outside of the US, EU, and Japan, can this be
overridden with a kernel patch? If so, is such a patch available?
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