1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 18, 2013 7:47 PM by jasonrc

    Can a WICED softAP transmit at 11n rates?

      [wiced-sdk-2.2.1, bcm43362]

        • 1. Re: Can a WICED softAP transmit at 11n rates?
          Yes. the BCM43362 is an 802.b/g/n chip.

           

          It is configured to use all b/g/n rates as and when needed (both in client and softAP mode).

           

           

          FYI, there are 12 b/g rates. Eight rates are displayed in the supported rates element

           

          which can be 11b or 11g/a. The additional 4 x g rates are displayed in the extended

           

          supported rates element if they exist.

           

           

          11n rates are displayed as Modulation and Coding Scheme sets in the HT related elements.

           

           

          The softAP beacon advertises all b/g rates and includes the HT capabilities (11n) element.

           

           

          A snippet of info about beacon frames is shown here

           

          http://ccie-or-null.net/2011/06/22/802-11-beacon-frames

           

           

          FYI, the same HT capability field is included in 802.11 probes sent by the WICED client when searching for APs to join.