Is it possible to modify hostapd for the purpose of sharping buffered frames in 802.11 power saving mode?

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Jun 18 09:37:12 PDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 10:42:31AM +0300, Xin Gu wrote:
> I am doing research in 802.11 power saving mode in my university, and now I
> am trying to control the sending of packets in PSM for the purpose of saving
> more energy. The control I mentioned before means the ability to check the
> content of incoming frames, decide when to send them, even generate a new
> frame.  for instance, check the content of the buffered frames, apply a
> specific algorithm, then delay the sending of some frames to later beacon.

hostapd is not involved in processing the actual transmission and
buffering of frames. This is in the kernel driver and/or 802.11 stack.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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