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

Daniel Golle daniel at makrotopia.org
Tue Mar 1 10:00:25 CET 2016

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 10:51:53PM +0100, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen wrote:
> Valent Turkovic <valent at otvorenamreza.org> writes:
> > I guess there are too little developers working on it, and hiring
> > high-skilled developers is quite expensive... so not sure when and how
> > or if ever we will get and decent 802.11ac support in OpenWrt... :(
> It's worse than that: For ath10k, a lot of the functionality moved into
> the firmware, which is proprietary. So it is simply impossible to
> implement a lot of the functionality that is available for the ath9k,
> and a lot of the bugs and instability comes from crappy unfixable
> firmware.

Just because QCA doesn't do the job, that doesn't mean that we'll never
have 802.11ac in OpenWrt. In fact, we do have a quite well-working
SoftMAC driver for MediaTek's MT7612E (http://github.com/openwrt/mt76)
which does support 802.11ac also in IBSS/Ad-Hoc mode.

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