bin/164102: hostapd not configured for 802.11n

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Sat Jan 14 21:00:36 UTC 2012

The following reply was made to PR bin/164102; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Adrian Chadd <adrian at>
To: bug-followup at, ntai at
Subject: Re: bin/164102: hostapd not configured for 802.11n
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 12:57:30 -0800

 I haven't tried mwl yet, but you should just be able to configure the
 interface as an 802.11n one:
 ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev mwl0 wlanmode hostap
 ifconfig wlan0 channel 6:ht/40
 ifconfig wlan0 up
 .. then start hostapd. Hostapd doesn't require any 802.11n "stuff" to
 be configured - just make sure you only enable CCMP encryption.
 802.11n doesn't work with TKIP.
 Please make sure you update to FreeBSD-8 STABLE as the -RELEASE code
 has significant issues with 802.11n.

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