[OpenWrt-Devel] ath10k mesh + ap + encryption?
martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 13 14:54:20 EDT 2016
On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 1:13 PM, Simon Wunderlich <sw at simonwunderlich.de> wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:59:31 AM CEST Valo, Kalle wrote:
>> Simon Wunderlich <sw at simonwunderlich.de> writes:
>> > we have done some experiments last week on ath10k, trying to run mesh
>> > (802.11s) and access point at the same time, both encrypted.
>> > We have tested a recent LEDE (reboot-1519-g42f559e) but with
>> > firmware-5.bin_10.2.4.70.42-2 and the included wpa_supplicant, which gave
>> > us a working encrypted 802.11s network. However, starting an AP at the
>> > same time didn't work (AP doesn't beacon). This wasn't a problem when
>> > 802.11s was running unencrypted.
>> > We also tested version 10.2.4.97 (from codeaurora), which is now default
>> > in
>> > LEDE. However, this version apparently doesn't support 11s mesh at all
>> > (WMI_SERVICE_MESH_11S is disabled in the service map, but cfg/mac80211
>> > advertises support).
>> > So here are my questions:
>> > * Did anyone succesfully run AP and mesh, both encrypted at the same
>> > time?
>> > * Do you have any pointers how we could fix this? Could it be fixable in
>> > the>
>> > driver (i.e. not in firmware)?
>> > * Does anyone have an idea if 11s will be supported in future versions? I
>> > didn't find any changelogs, but having 11s mode no longer in the service
>> > map does not make me optimistic.
>> Why is LEDE using 10.2.4.97? It seems to be a quite old release and I
>> have no knowledge if anyone even tests that firmware branch with ath10k.
>> I recommend to only use firmware releases from ath10k-firmware.git as we
>> use those internally with ath10k. In any case, don't make any
>> assumptions about future from that firmware branch as it's so old.
Thanks for clarifying this.
> This was introduced in December 25th, 2015 after some firmware-related
> problems. I'm CC'ing Martin Blumenstingl who suggested this change.
> Since then, ath10k is pulling firmware from here (unless ct firmware is used):
I initially updated to version 10.2.4.70.13-2, but we decided to
update to the "latest" firmware back then (see the thread at )
With the explanation from Kalle it makes sense to only use the
firmware binaries distributed in his repo (to ensure that the firmware
is tested by QCA's internal team).
> However, I don't understand the numbering? 10.2.4.97 > 10.2.4.70, but you say
> 10.2.4.70.42-2 is more recent? I would have assumed otherwise from the
That looks strange to me as well
as a side-note: I am currently preparing and testing a patch to update
the ath10k-firmware in LEDE to 10.2.4.70.52
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