MA311 refuses to set txpower

Paolo paolo
Tue Mar 25 02:12:30 PDT 2008

On Mon, 24 Mar 2008 15:20:55 -0400
Dan Williams <dcbw at> wrote:

> It looks like the hostap driver doesn't support setting the txpower to
> anything but "auto" and "off" in the upstream kernel by default.
> There is some code that would allow dBm setting when
> RAW_TXPOWER_SETTING is defined, but that's not turned on upstream for
> whatever reason.
> Dan

Thanks! Actually i went and inspected the code and you are right.

In the code there is a warning that the part for txpower control is

Do you know if the current version of hostap driver is sensibly newer
that the one in the kernel and thus there is newer code for
txpower, turned on by default? or the code is just the same, and i can
happily define RAW_TXPOWER_SETTING and recompile the kernel?


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