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#1 2012-12-08 06:38:16

Vrantheo
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Registered: 2012-07-20
Posts: 30

Creating Wireless AP with Intel WiFi Link 1000

On Windows I can use either Intel's native My WiFi Technology or Connectify to share my laptop's internet connection to my Android phone (no ad-hoc) so hardware wouldn't be much of a problem. On Arch I wanted to try equivalents like hostapd.

"iw list" results:

Wiphy phy0
	Band 1:
		Capabilities: 0x872
			HT20/HT40
			Static SM Power Save
			RX Greenfield
			RX HT20 SGI
			RX HT40 SGI
			No RX STBC
			Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
			No DSSS/CCK HT40
		Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
		Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 4 usec (0x05)
		HT RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15, 32
		TX unequal modulation not supported
		HT TX Max spatial streams: 1
		HT TX MCS rate indexes supported may differ
		Frequencies:
			* 2412 MHz [1] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2417 MHz [2] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2422 MHz [3] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2427 MHz [4] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2432 MHz [5] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2437 MHz [6] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2442 MHz [7] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2447 MHz [8] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2452 MHz [9] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2457 MHz [10] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2462 MHz [11] (14.0 dBm)
			* 2467 MHz [12] (14.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
			* 2472 MHz [13] (14.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
		Bitrates (non-HT):
			* 1.0 Mbps
			* 2.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
			* 5.5 Mbps (short preamble supported)
			* 11.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
			* 6.0 Mbps
			* 9.0 Mbps
			* 12.0 Mbps
			* 18.0 Mbps
			* 24.0 Mbps
			* 36.0 Mbps
			* 48.0 Mbps
			* 54.0 Mbps
	max # scan SSIDs: 20
	max scan IEs length: 195 bytes
	Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
	Supported Ciphers:
		* WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
		* WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
		* TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
		* CCMP (00-0f-ac:4)
	Available Antennas: TX 0 RX 0
	Supported interface modes:
		 * IBSS
		 * managed
		 * monitor
	software interface modes (can always be added):
		 * monitor
	interface combinations are not supported
	Supported commands:
		 * new_interface
		 * set_interface
		 * new_key
		 * start_ap
		 * new_station
		 * new_mpath
		 * set_mesh_config
		 * set_bss
		 * authenticate
		 * associate
		 * deauthenticate
		 * disassociate
		 * join_ibss
		 * join_mesh
		 * remain_on_channel
		 * set_tx_bitrate_mask
		 * frame
		 * frame_wait_cancel
		 * set_wiphy_netns
		 * set_channel
		 * set_wds_peer
		 * probe_client
		 * set_noack_map
		 * register_beacons
		 * connect
		 * disconnect
	Supported TX frame types:
		 * IBSS: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
		 * managed: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
		 * AP: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
		 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
		 * mesh point: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
		 * P2P-client: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
		 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
	Supported RX frame types:
		 * IBSS: 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
		 * managed: 0x40 0xd0
		 * AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
		 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
		 * mesh point: 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
		 * P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0
		 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
	Device supports RSN-IBSS.
	HT Capability overrides:
		 * MCS: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
		 * maximum A-MSDU length
		 * supported channel width
		 * short GI for 40 MHz
		 * max A-MPDU length exponent
		 * min MPDU start spacing
	Device supports TX status socket option.
	Device supports HT-IBSS.

with " | grep ap":

		Capabilities: 0x872
		 * start_ap
		 * set_noack_map
	HT Capability overrides:

So according to instruction I would have not much hope. Do I need specific drivers (as I'm using the "default" installation out of the box), packages or other tweaks to get it supported?

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#2 2012-12-08 09:23:42

Strike0
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-09-05
Posts: 1,277

Re: Creating Wireless AP with Intel WiFi Link 1000

No, unfortunately the support for "master" (=AP) mode in the Linux module you are using was dropped by Intel some time last year. Otherwise it would be listed in the available interface modes.

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