Question on forcing stations to be in particular a/b/g/n & HT mode.

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Oct 19 14:37:32 PDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:39:05AM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> We've had good luck with virtualizing lots of stations
> and having them talk to various APs.  Now, I'd like to
> improve on this a bit and be able to control some of
> the options for individual clients such as HT-40 v/s HT-20,
> Limit to /g even if /a/b/g/n is supported, etc.  The kernel
> side of this will be the ath9k driver.

Where do you want to control that? On the station?

> I would be grateful for pointers if any of this can
> currently be done, or to areas in the hostapd and/or kernel
> code that would need modifying to support this.

hostapd can be configured to different modes.. wpa_supplicant does not
have this level of configuration and I find it somewhat difficult to see
where it would be used in real life, i.e., it sounds reasonable to
follow what the AP advertises as supported.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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