status-report 11ac, Intel

Pete Wright pete at
Thu Apr 30 17:37:09 UTC 2020

On 4/27/20 6:17 AM, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
> Hi,
> some of you had seen the tweet from the Foundation a longer while ago 
> (or the phoronix article [1]) that they are sponsoring 11ac work and 
> “it’s me” who’s looking at it now part-time.
> For this work the initial focus will be on getting 11ac (non-AP) 
> support into our stack.
> We’ll be using the Intel’s mvm driver (know as iwm in FreeBSD 
> currently) as a reference for that work.
> In addition we’ll also try to make sure to support newer chipsets as 
> supported by iwlwifi.
> As some of you might be aware that Idwer has work in progress to port 
> over iwx from OpenBSD and from iwlwifi [2] and that is amazing and 
> he’s done a lot of work, and I hope I can work with him in this 
> process to sort out issues and build a common ground for 11ac.
> I’ll send a status update as there are things to report;  probably 
> more regularly as there is something working and to test.
This is great!  Thanks for the status report, can't wait to start 
testing patches! :)


Pete Wright
pete at

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