[RFC-PATCH 1/2] wpa_supplicant: add new config params to be used with the ibss join command

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Jun 6 06:52:44 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 03:11:30PM +0200, Antonio Quartulli wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 02:56:32PM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > Does the multicast rate really need to be set in wpa_supplicant? If
> > someone needs that special configuration, I would assume that iw can be
> > used after the IBSS has been enabled.
> That's the problem. nl80211 doesn't provide any way to modify such params after
> the ibss has been established.

Ah.. I assumed that that was the case only for parameters than cannot
change during IBSS lifetime (e.g., set of supported rates), but it
shouldn't be limitation for multicast rate. It looks like the nl80211
interface is not really ideal for this particular parameter.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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