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IEEE 802.11s and IBSS support

The goal is to make a Wi-Fi mesh network based on IBSS or IEEE 802.11s. Do any of Intel Wi-Fi modules and their drivers support IBSS or IEEE 802.11s? I plan to connect a Wi-Fi module to Raspberry PI 3. So, are the drivers supported in Linux 4.19 (Raspbian 10)?

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maxf9, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.

 

I will double-check that information and as soon as I get any updates I will post all the details on this thread.

 

Regards,

Albert R.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

 

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Hi maxf9, I just received an update on this matter.


In reference to your question, do any of Intel® Wi-Fi modules and their drivers support IBSS or IEEE 802.11s? Please verify the information below:


IEEE 802.11s

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/developers/documentation/ieee80211/802.11s?s[]=802&s[]=11s

 

IBSS (verified on only newer adapters from 8260 an later)

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/documentation/iw/vif?s[]=ibss

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi?s[]=ibss&s[]=9560

 

wireless.wiki.kernel.org

wireless.wiki.kernel.org

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/developers/documentation/ieee80211/802.11s?s[]=802&s[]=11s


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Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel



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Thank you very much for your reply.

So, as I have understood correctly Intel does not provide IEEE 802.11s support for their Wi-Fi modules? As I know the website https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/ is very outdated. What about IBSS support: currently IBSS is supported only for Intel Wireless AC 8260 chipsets and later. Does it mean that the Wi-Fi modules like Wireless-AC 9560, 9462, 9461 and 9260 support IBSS also?

 

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Hello maxf9, You are very welcome, I just received an update on this matter.

 

Regarding the inquiries on your previous post:

 

-Starting from the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 card and later Intel® wireless adapters support IBSS.

 

-Does Intel® support IEEE 802.11s?

No, we do not support 802.11s in our software stack, we do not have that support on our firmware or our driver.

 

Regards,

Albert R.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

 

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