hello wifi list,

I want to test out 802.11n in hostap mode on FreeBSD, my aim is to provide
the developers with as much feedback as I can..

is there a wiki somewhere, that says how to put up a ath device in hostap
and specifically use 802.11n (2.4 band)
I want to know things like, what lines specifically do I put in my
/etc/rc.conf so that it starts up on boot.

What lines do I use in rc.conf to get a client to connect via 802.11n (in
FreeBSD HEAD)
I know ath has a manpage, but it doesn't specify any 802.11n stuff, even if
you build -HEAD


I have read this page, https://wiki.freebsd.org/dev/ath%284%29/80211n and
built a kernel with the correct options..
as you can see from the output below, using a command similar to:
# ifconfig wlan0 channel 6:ht/40


i am new to the whole 802.11n thing, if I have 2.4gz 11n stuff that means
it is ht/20 only correct?

I just need a bit of a primer on this whole thing, and that is why I am
asking about a wiki page...


here is some random output from commands I typed that should give some more
background as to the hardware I have.

root@Border:~ # dmesg | more

Copyright (c) 1992-2013 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
        The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT #1 r253505: Sat Jul 20 17:46:47 UTC 2013
    root@Border:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/BORDER amd64
FreeBSD clang version 3.3 (tags/RELEASE_33/final 183502) 20130610
WARNING: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance.
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU           @ 2.40GHz (2400.03-MHz K8-class
CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x6f7  Family = 0x6  Model = 0xf  Stepping
= 7

Features=0xbfebfbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,PBE>
  Features2=0xe3bd<SSE3,DTES64,MON,DS_CPL,VMX,EST,TM2,SSSE3,CX16,xTPR,PDCM>
  AMD Features=0x20100800<SYSCALL,NX,LM>
  AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF>
  TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics
real memory  = 8589934592 (8192 MB)
avail memory = 7970045952 (7600 MB)
Event timer "LAPIC" quality 400
ACPI APIC Table: <Nvidia ASUSACPI>
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs
FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 4 core(s)
...................


root@Border:~ # dmesg | grep ath
ath0: <Atheros AR938x> mem 0xefac0000-0xefadffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on
pci4
ath0: RX status length: 48
ath0: RX buffer size: 4096
ath0: TX descriptor length: 128
ath0: TX status length: 36
ath0: TX buffers per descriptor: 4
ath0: ath_edma_setup_rxfifo: type=0, FIFO depth = 16 entries
ath0: ath_edma_setup_rxfifo: type=1, FIFO depth = 128 entries
ath0: [HT] enabling HT modes
ath0: [HT] enabling short-GI in 20MHz mode
ath0: [HT] 1 stream STBC receive enabled
ath0: [HT] 1 stream STBC transmit enabled
ath0: [HT] 3 RX streams; 3 TX streams
ath0: AR9380 mac 448.3 RF5110 phy 0.0
ath0: 2GHz radio: 0x0000; 5GHz radio: 0x0000
ath0: stuck beacon; resetting (bmiss count 4)
ath0: stuck beacon; resetting (bmiss count 0)
ath0: stuck beacon; resetting (bmiss count 0)
ath0: stuck beacon; resetting (bmiss count 0)
ath0: stuck beacon; resetting (bmiss count 0)



root@Border:~ # ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0 wlanmode hostap ssid
FreeBSD-WIFI mode 11n up
ifconfig: SIOCSIFMEDIA (media): Device not configured
root@Border:~ # ifconfig wlan0
wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        ether 7c:c3:a1:b3:fc:af
        inet6 fe80::7ec3:a1ff:feb3:fcaf%wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x8
        nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11na <hostap>
        status: running
        ssid FreeBSD-WIFI channel 52 (5260 MHz 11a ht/40+) bssid
7c:c3:a1:b3:fc:af
        regdomain 100 indoor ecm authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 30
        mcastrate 6 mgmtrate 6 scanvalid 60 ampdulimit 64k ampdudensity 8
        shortgi wme burst dtimperiod 1 -dfs
root@Border:~ #

root@Border:~ # ifconfig wlan0 destroy

root@Border:~ # ifconfig -v wlan0 list chan
Channel   1 : 2412      MHz 11b          Channel  40 : 5200      MHz 11a

Channel   1 : 2412      MHz 11g          Channel  40 : 5200      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel   1 : 2412      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel  40 : 5200      MHz 11a
ht/40-
Channel   2 : 2417      MHz 11b          Channel  44 : 5220      MHz 11a

Channel   2 : 2417      MHz 11g          Channel  44 : 5220      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel   2 : 2417      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel  44 : 5220      MHz 11a
ht/40+
Channel   3 : 2422      MHz 11b          Channel  48 : 5240      MHz 11a

Channel   3 : 2422      MHz 11g          Channel  48 : 5240      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel   3 : 2422      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel  48 : 5240      MHz 11a
ht/40-
Channel   4 : 2427      MHz 11b          Channel  52 : 5260      MHz 11a

Channel   4 : 2427      MHz 11g          Channel  52 : 5260      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel   4 : 2427      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel  52 : 5260      MHz 11a
ht/40+
Channel   5 : 2432      MHz 11b          Channel  56 : 5280      MHz 11a

Channel   5 : 2432      MHz 11g          Channel  56 : 5280      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel   5 : 2432      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel  56 : 5280      MHz 11a
ht/40-
Channel   6 : 2437      MHz 11b          Channel  60 : 5300      MHz 11a

Channel   6 : 2437      MHz 11g          Channel  60 : 5300      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel   6 : 2437      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel  60 : 5300      MHz 11a
ht/40+
Channel   7 : 2442      MHz 11b          Channel  64 : 5320      MHz 11a

Channel   7 : 2442      MHz 11g          Channel  64 : 5320      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel   7 : 2442      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel  64 : 5320      MHz 11a
ht/40-
Channel   8 : 2447      MHz 11b          Channel 149 : 5745      MHz 11a

Channel   8 : 2447      MHz 11g          Channel 149 : 5745      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel   8 : 2447      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel 149 : 5745      MHz 11a
ht/40+
Channel   9 : 2452      MHz 11b          Channel 153 : 5765      MHz 11a

Channel   9 : 2452      MHz 11g          Channel 153 : 5765      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel   9 : 2452      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel 153 : 5765      MHz 11a
ht/40-
Channel  10 : 2457      MHz 11b          Channel 157 : 5785      MHz 11a

Channel  10 : 2457      MHz 11g          Channel 157 : 5785      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel  10 : 2457      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel 157 : 5785      MHz 11a
ht/40+
Channel  11 : 2462      MHz 11b          Channel 161 : 5805      MHz 11a

Channel  11 : 2462      MHz 11g          Channel 161 : 5805      MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel  11 : 2462      MHz 11g ht/20    Channel 161 : 5805      MHz 11a
ht/40-
Channel  36 : 5180      MHz 11a          Channel 165 : 5825*     MHz 11a

Channel  36 : 5180      MHz 11a ht/20    Channel 165 : 5825*     MHz 11a
ht/20
Channel  36 : 5180      MHz 11a ht/40+
root@Border:~ #

-- 

Sam Fourman Jr.
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