Re: [PATCH 1/1] Ath5k: add AP mode

From: Nick Kossifidis
Date: Tue Oct 21 2008 - 14:08:55 EST

2008/10/12 Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Add support for AP mode. This involves:
> - enablement in ath5k_beacon_config -- initialize beacon timer
> - add AP to the supported modes in ath5k_add_interface
> - handle beacon change even for AP in ath5k_config_interface
> - remove useless test for IBSS in ath5k_beacon_update
> Note that it doesn't enable the AP mode for the driver. It must
> be enabled by NL80211_IFTYPE_AP bit added to interface_modes.
> v2:
> Fixed opmode constant (IEEE80211_ to NL80211_)
> Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Nick Kossifidis <mickflemm@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxx>

a) It won't work without the following as Gregory pointed out
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath5k/base.c
index e09ed2c..69aad6e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath5k/base.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath5k/base.c
@@ -488,6 +488,7 @@ ath5k_pci_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,

hw->wiphy->interface_modes =
+ BIT(NL80211_IFTYPE_AP) |

b) For some reason it only works with 5212/5213 cards, i tested it on
a 5413 and an 2425 and it didn't work (hostapd seems to hang).

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