Atheros CM9 108 mbit 802.11G turbo mode



  • How do you turn on 802.11g turbo mode for RC2 of pfsense?  Or is it not possible as I recall it used to be possible.

    Thanks



  • Download a freebsd 6.1 CD and see if it works with it.  If it does we will investigate further but chances are FreeBSD 6.1 does not support this option in the driver / hal for your card as of yet.



  • hello,

    Well maybe it was freebsd 5 something that had that ability and I just never noticed until now… although I know the card can support 108 mbit 802.11g turbo mode.

    I'll try and find out.

    Thanks



  • my CM9's don't list 108 mbit turbo g modes either. however 108 mbit turbo a works fine.

    my card has no countrylock:

    $ ifconfig ath0 list channel
    Channel  1 : 2412  Mhz 11g          Channel  48 : 5240  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  2 : 2417  Mhz 11g          Channel  50 : 5250  Mhz 11a Turbo   
    Channel  3 : 2422  Mhz 11g          Channel  52 : 5260  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  4 : 2427  Mhz 11g          Channel  56 : 5280  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  5 : 2432  Mhz 11g          Channel  58 : 5290  Mhz 11a Turbo   
    Channel  6 : 2437  Mhz 11g          Channel  60 : 5300  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  7 : 2442  Mhz 11g          Channel  64 : 5320  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  8 : 2447  Mhz 11g          Channel 149 : 5745  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  9 : 2452  Mhz 11g          Channel 152 : 5760  Mhz 11a Turbo   
    Channel  10 : 2457  Mhz 11g          Channel 153 : 5765  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  11 : 2462  Mhz 11g          Channel 157 : 5785  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  36 : 5180  Mhz 11a          Channel 160 : 5800  Mhz 11a Turbo   
    Channel  40 : 5200  Mhz 11a          Channel 161 : 5805  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  42 : 5210  Mhz 11a Turbo    Channel 165 : 5825  Mhz 11a         
    Channel  44 : 5220  Mhz 11a



  • I was investigating the same thing a couple of months ago. I read alot of discissions on  mailinglists and got the impression that the guy that's responsible for the drivers Sam? doesn't think that turbo mode is a good thing on 2.4Ghz.
    It works just fine in linux, and the HAL is the same for linux and BSD if I'm not misstaken, so I would assume that it's not implemented in the drivers.


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