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BCM43340 Monitor Mode and Station Mode

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Hello,

I browsed the pages and couldn't exactly figure out the following...

1) Can the integrated Broadcom 43340 support Monitor Mode?

2) If it can, i suppose it cannot do dual mode which is Monitor Mode and Station Mode. - I derived this from an answer about AP and Station mode.

3) if it cannot support Dual Mode, can i attach the ARDUINO WIFI SHIELD 101 to the breakout Arduino board to make the new hardware enter Station Mode?

4) Can 43340 scan all channels and both frequencies under Monitor Mode?

5) Can I attach the ADAFRUIT PN532 NFC/RFID CONTROLLER SHIELD to get NFC working.

6) Finally, if I attach both the hardwares to the Arduino Breakout board, will it block the Broadcom 43340 from performing at it's peak because these extra peripherals are blocking it? Also, will there be some conflict with two different WiFi modules on certain channels?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi PranRaj,

1) For this, you should check the driver of the device https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211 https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211. The Monitor Mode is not supported yet. Have you requested the Product Information for the the BCM43340 in Broadcom?

2) The Broadcom BCM43340 does not have dual-mode

3) I haven't tested the https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWiFiShield101 Arduino WiFi Shield 101 yet. There are some tests for thehttp://https//www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWiFiShield https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWiFiShield Arduino WiFi Shield in the http://download.intel.com/support/Galileo-Edison_ShieldTestReport_330937-002.pdf Shield Testing Report [Section 19] and the results were not good by using the default libraries. Take a look at the suggestions in the document.

4) There are no support for Monitor Mode yet

5) Yes, take a look at the http://download.intel.com/support/Galileo-Edison_ShieldTestReport_330937-002.pdf Shield Testing Report [Section3] for more information about how to do it

6) There shouldn't be problems because the shields you are talking about uses SPI and these lines are not connected to the Antenna on the board.

Regards,

Charlie

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Hi PranRaj,

1) For this, you should check the driver of the device https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211 https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211. The Monitor Mode is not supported yet. Have you requested the Product Information for the the BCM43340 in Broadcom?

2) The Broadcom BCM43340 does not have dual-mode

3) I haven't tested the https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWiFiShield101 Arduino WiFi Shield 101 yet. There are some tests for thehttp://https//www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWiFiShield https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWiFiShield Arduino WiFi Shield in the http://download.intel.com/support/Galileo-Edison_ShieldTestReport_330937-002.pdf Shield Testing Report [Section 19] and the results were not good by using the default libraries. Take a look at the suggestions in the document.

4) There are no support for Monitor Mode yet

5) Yes, take a look at the http://download.intel.com/support/Galileo-Edison_ShieldTestReport_330937-002.pdf Shield Testing Report [Section3] for more information about how to do it

6) There shouldn't be problems because the shields you are talking about uses SPI and these lines are not connected to the Antenna on the board.

Regards,

Charlie

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