Hostapd and FCC certification

Adrien Decostre ad.decostre
Thu Jun 2 13:11:59 PDT 2011

Thanks for these information

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at> wrote:

> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 08:51:34AM +0200, Adrien Decostre wrote:
> > I was wondering about the commercial use of hostapd. Would anyone know if
> > this is currently used in commercial systems?
> Yes, it is used in quite a few AP designs.
> > Would anyone also know if 802.11 access points using hostapd have already
> > been FCC certified for use on the 5GHz WiFi band? Has hostapd already
> > successfully passed "WiFi alliance" certification tests for
> > interoperability?
> Yes, many APs with hostapd have been certified for 5 GHz use in US.
> Though, it should be noted that hostapd does not really have much (if
> anything) to do with this when the driver takes care of the needed
> functionality. In other words, the related code may live in the kernel
> or in hostapd depending on which driver is being used.
> Numerous APs using hostapd have passed Wi-Fi Alliance certification
> tests. hostapd is even included in some of the golden testbed devices in
> the certification tests for stations.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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