Support of P2P in ath5k

Jouni Malinen j
Tue Jul 12 09:51:35 PDT 2011

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 03:53:52PM +0100, Dani Camps wrote:
> I am trying to use P2P in wpa_supplicant (latest version from the git) with 
> kernel 2.6.39 and an ath5k card, and I am having several problems. Basically 
> wpa_supplicant starts correctly, but when I run commands like p2p_find or 
> p2p_group_add they always fail. Should the latest version of P2P work with 
> ath5k? I had some earlier version of P2P working with ath5k ... In case ath5k is 
> not supported, which cards are?

ath5k does not advertise support for P2P (NL80211_IFTYPE_P2P_GO and
NL80211_IFTYPE_P2P_CLIENT interface types), so it doesn't work
currently. In theory, you could be able to get partial functionality
working by just adding advertisement of those virtual interface types.

ath9k is an example of a driver that advertises these interface types
and as such, can be used as-is with wpa_supplicant for P2P support.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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