rt2800 and hostapd vs. rt73 and hostapd

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=5335

mgessner

05-05-2009 18:44:08

Does the combo of rt2800 and hostapd work better than using rt73 and hostapd?

Would anyone care to share a hostapd.conf file that works with the rt2800?

Thanks!

-mg

IvD

06-05-2009 06:16:18

Both are currently suffering from the same problem, and that is that USB devices don't report if a transmitted frame has been acked or not. Patch for that issue is underway.

arossato

02-06-2009 18:02:55

Both are currently suffering from the same problem, and that is that USB devices don't report if a transmitted frame has been acked or not. Patch for that issue is underway.[/quote2b7jkaf2]

As far as I understand from reading this forum this is not going to be the patch you were talking of

http//article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ke ... eral/33123

right?

I'm interested in the master mode for the rt73usb driver but, as fat as I understand, the fix must be implemented in mac80211, right? Any news on this front?

Thanks,
andrea

IvD

02-06-2009 22:01:20

That exact patch was rejected, but the follow-up patch from alexandre has been accepted and merged into rt2x00.git and linux-wireless.org. So the issue should be resolved.

arossato

04-06-2009 17:00:55

That exact patch was rejected, but the follow-up patch from alexandre has been accepted and merged into rt2x00.git and linux-wireless.org. So the issue should be resolved.[/quote34ykgoxv]

yes indeed!

I confirm it works fine here, with an unpatched -wl kernel and a clean hostapd-0.6.9. With encryption too. Hope to see this stuf in the next kernel release.

Great job!

Thanks,
andrea

arossato

23-07-2009 20:11:37

It seems like this stuff, the patch to enable the rt73usb in AP mode, didn't get into the official 2.6.30.x releases yet, right?

Any news of that?

Thank you.

IvD

23-07-2009 21:36:20

Since it wasn't a regression it will be part of 2.6.31

rektide

13-09-2009 02:10:51

I have a Alfa AWUS050NH based on rt2870, and I'm wondering what the status of hostapd is? I bought my adapter specifically for this capacity, so I'm hoping theres some level of support, or that its under development.

Edit adapter should show up in a day or two, I'll make sure to report success/failure asap.