quick WiFi question - Re: [ltp] T440s configuration (buying)
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:44:22 -0200
On Mon, 24 Nov 2014, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> | From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> | Be warned that none of these cards are capable of AP mode. They will
> | work as STAs (i.e. connect to an access point) just fine, of course.
> | But they cannot behave as an AP (access point).
> Really? That's horrible! I thought all cards could do AP, STA, and
> ad hoc. Is there some place I can read about this?
I don't know. I got this information because I lurk around the kernel ML
related to 802.11 stuff.
BTW, I think I was imprecise. Apparently, the card can do AP mode on the
2.4GHz band, but I don't know which limitations it has. It cannot do it at
all in the 5GHz band.
> Intel 7260 (only 2.4GHz band). It lists AP and AP/VLAN as supported
> interface modes.
Yeah, my bad. Apparently, AP mode is impossible only in the 5GHz band.
> I tried it on my ThinkPad t530 with an Intel Centrino Ultimate N 6300
> and there is no AP mode listed. Crap. Mind you AP and AP/VLAN are
> supported frame types for both TX and RX. I wonder how that could
IME, if you want more functionality, you should go with Atheros.
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