CFT: major wireless changes

Olivier Warin daffy at xview.net
Fri Jun 1 19:30:01 UTC 2007


Hello Sam,

Nice job.
Is it now possible to bridge a wireless adapter in Master mode with a  
regular ethernet link ?

Best regards,

Le 1 juin 07 à 19:49, Sam Leffler a écrit :

> This patch against HEAD imports the work that's been sitting in the  
> sam_wifi p4 branch:
>
> http://people.freebsd.org/~sam/sam_wifi-20070601.patch.gz
>
> To apply it do something like
>
> cd /usr/src
> gzcat sam_wifi-20070601.patch.gz | patch -p4
>
> Expect one reject in sys/net80211/ieee80211_input.c.rej; it can be  
> ignored.
>
> These changes do the following:
>
> o significantly change net80211 data structures in ways required by  
> the multi-bss/vap support and for 802.11n
> o overhaul scanning to support background scanning and roaming
> o add basic 802.11n support (drivers coming separately)
> o add support for Atheros' protocol extensions (e.g. fast frames)
> o purge compatibility ioctls in net80211 for wicontrol et. al.
> o add experimental radiotap additions for handling 802.11n packets
> o update ifconfig
>
> Note that scanning in net80211 has been broken out into separate  
> modules and you must now add device lines for wlan_scan_ap 
> +wlan_scan_sta (as appropriate) or load the modules as you do the  
> crypto modules.
>
> These changes have been extensively tested in one form or another  
> for several years but the current code may have some minor issues.   
> Some drivers have been tested more than others.  In particular iwi  
> just recently got some work and it appears to need some more fixups  
> to deal with "stuck scan" and beacon miss issues.
>
> This is the work of many people including Kip Macy, Max Laier,  
> Sephe Ziehau, Andrew Thompson, and Kevin Lo.  Please report  
> problems to this list.
>
> 	Sam
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