Hostapd and MCS rates

Mathieu Slabbinck matty.slabbinck
Tue Jun 16 02:41:14 PDT 2015

That's something I already tried but if I capture any packets they are
not in any mcs rate.
Therefore I was wondering if hostapd provides any configuration to do this.

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Avinash Patil <avinashapatil at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Mathieu Slabbinck
> <matty.slabbinck at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to force my AP into an mcs indexed bitrate but there's not
>> to much information I can find around this.
>> Can anyone provide some information on how to force hostapd to set up
>> an AP with an MCS rate?
> I think hostapd configures basic and extended rates only. If you want
> to force using MCS rates your best bet is iw utility.
> "iw --help" yields this:
>     dev <devname> set bitrates [legacy-<2.4|5> <legacy rate in Mbps>*]
> [ht-mcs-<2.4|5> <MCS index>*] [vht-mcs-<2.4|5> <NSS:MCSx,MCSy... |
> NSS:MCSx-MCSy>*] [sgi-2.4|lgi-2.4] [sgi-5|lgi-5]
>         Sets up the specified rate masks.
>         Not passing any arguments would clear the existing mask (if any).
>> Kind regards
>> Mathieu
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> -Avinash

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