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WLAN Card AP feature

bluesun08
In FreeBSD there is the command "ifconfig <device> list caps". This displays the adaptor's capabilities, including the operating modes supported.

1) Is there a similar command in OpenBSD?
2) Is there a WLAN-USB-Stick which can act as access point?

Regards

Alex
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Re: WLAN Card AP feature

Bryan Vyhmeister-3
On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 12:20:31PM -0700, bluesun08 wrote:
> In FreeBSD there is the command "ifconfig <device> list caps". This displays
> the adaptor's capabilities, including the operating modes supported.
>
> 1) Is there a similar command in OpenBSD?

See "ifconfig <device> media" for some of that information.

> 2) Is there a WLAN-USB-Stick which can act as access point?

"apropos wireless" is your friend here. A quick perusal shows that
rum(4) and ural(4) are USB and provide Host AP modes. I have personally
used rum(4) as an access point briefly but wireless is limited to
802.11g for now in general and rum(4) and ural(4) are 802.11a/b/g and
802.11b/g respectively. Work is ongoing to add 802.11n support to
OpenBSD starting with iwm(4).

Bryan

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Re: WLAN Card AP feature

Tati Chevron
On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 12:51:09PM -0800, Bryan Vyhmeister wrote:
>"apropos wireless" is your friend here. A quick perusal shows that
>rum(4) and ural(4) are USB and provide Host AP modes. I have personally
>used rum(4) as an access point briefly but wireless is limited to
>802.11g for now in general and rum(4) and ural(4) are 802.11a/b/g and
>802.11b/g respectively. Work is ongoing to add 802.11n support to
>OpenBSD starting with iwm(4).

I have tested ral, ath, and athn in Host AP modes.  It works, but not very reliably.

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bluesun08
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The command "ifconfig urtwn0 media" works but don't give me the requested information (Access Point capability):

urtwn0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        priority: 4
        groups: wlan
        media: IEEE802.11 autoselect
        status: no network
        ieee80211: nwid ""
        supported media:
                media autoselect
                media autoselect mediaopt monitor
                media autoselect mode 11b
                media autoselect mode 11b mediaopt monitor
                media DS1 mode 11b
                media DS1 mode 11b mediaopt monitor
                media DS2 mode 11b
                media DS2 mode 11b mediaopt monitor
                media DS5 mode 11b
                media DS5 mode 11b mediaopt monitor
                media DS11 mode 11b
                media DS11 mode 11b mediaopt monitor
                media autoselect mode 11g
                media autoselect mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media DS1 mode 11g
                media DS1 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media DS2 mode 11g
                media DS2 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media DS5 mode 11g
                media DS5 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media DS11 mode 11g
                media DS11 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM6 mode 11g
                media OFDM6 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM9 mode 11g
                media OFDM9 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM12 mode 11g
                media OFDM12 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM18 mode 11g
                media OFDM18 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM24 mode 11g
                media OFDM24 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM36 mode 11g
                media OFDM36 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM48 mode 11g
                media OFDM48 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM54 mode 11g
                media OFDM54 mode 11g mediaopt monitor
                media DS1
                media DS1 mediaopt monitor
                media DS2
                media DS2 mediaopt monitor
                media DS5
                media DS5 mediaopt monitor
                media DS11
                media DS11 mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM6
                media OFDM6 mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM9
                media OFDM9 mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM12
                media OFDM12 mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM18
                media OFDM18 mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM24
                media OFDM24 mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM36
                media OFDM36 mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM48
                media OFDM48 mediaopt monitor
                media OFDM54
                media OFDM54 mediaopt monitor
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Re: WLAN Card AP feature

Stuart Henderson
On 2015-11-25, bluesun08 <[hidden email]> wrote:
> The command "ifconfig urtwn0 media" works but don't give me the requested
> information (Access Point capability):

That's because urtwn(4) doesn't have Host AP support on OpenBSD.
The manual for the 802.11 drivers has a section listing the modes
supported (BSS, IBSS, Host AP, monitor). Only those devices listing
Host AP in this section are expected to work.

acx, ath, athn, pgt, ral, rtw, rum, ural, wi

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Re: WLAN Card AP feature

bluesun08
Please, can you give me a link of the manual for the 802.11 drivers?
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Re: WLAN Card AP feature

Alexander Salmin
If the system identified your wlan-card, write this.

# ifconfig | grep -1 -B3 wlan | grep -o -E -e "^([a-z]{1,3})" | xargs man

On 2015-11-25 19:03, bluesun08 wrote:
> Please, can you give me a link of the manual for the 802.11 drivers?
>
>
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