[Battlemesh] 802.11ac improvements [was: What hardware still works?]

Juliusz Chroboczek jch at pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr
Thu Feb 25 20:29:51 CET 2016

>> Above Atheros is mentioned, which kind? what's the difference between
>> each iteration or family?

> Atheros is very simple as far as families are concerned: ath5k is
> 802.11g, ath9k is 802.11n, and ath10k is 802.11ac.  However, while ath5k
> and 9k are softMACs with good drivers, ath10k is a hardMAC with closed
> firmware.

Just to spell things out -- ath9k is the well-supported, hackable,
flexible chip that we love.  (Thanks in particular to the work of Felix
Fietkau (nbd).)

-- Juliusz

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