Hostapd and MCS rates

Eduardo Abinader eduardo.abinader
Tue Jun 16 08:04:30 PDT 2015


I think you should enable at least CONFIG_IEEE80211N=y and
ieee80211n=1, so the HT rates are set as well as MCS rate info. Then
station dump with iw to check the MCS.


On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 5:41 AM, Mathieu Slabbinck
<matty.slabbinck at> wrote:
> 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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