CFT: major wireless changes

Sam Leffler sam at errno.com
Fri Jun 1 23:57:25 UTC 2007


Arne Schwabe wrote:
> Sam Leffler wrote:
>> 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)
> I assume that this patch also does not help 802.11n card to work with
> a/b/g (without n support)? Or did I make a mistake applying the patch?

Depends.  There's been support for ath 5416/5418 parts operating in 
legacy mode for a while; you need the hal in 
http://www.freebsd.org/~sam.  But that's completely separate from these 
changes.

	Sam


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