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

Ben West ben at gowasabi.net
Mon Feb 29 21:47:53 CET 2016

"AC" refers to the latest generation of 802.11 wifi protocols, namely
802.11ac.  The Atheros ath9k chips are 802.11n; the ath10k chips are

At least according to the IEEE specification, ad-hoc modes should be
available for both 802.11ac and 802.11n.  In reality, some chip
manufacturers don't even bother implementing adhoc mode support in their
drivers.  Open source driver support for these modes will vary based on the

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:45 PM, Jonathan Morton <chromatix99 at gmail.com>

> > On 29 Feb, 2016, at 22:43, Adam Longwill <adam.longwill at metamesh.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > Does the ath9k chip support AC?
> It doesn’t.
>  - Jonathan Morton
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Ben West
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