Hostapd with AES-capable WiFi card = hardware AES or software AES?
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I've seeking over the internet but no answers found.
I have a board with Atom N2800 (with no AES-NI), and a high-end 802.11n wifi card (AR9590) with AES encryption/decryption offload support.
Now I'd like to build a pfSense router, and with this configuration. The question is,
Will hostapd offload the AES encryption/decryption to the wifi card? or use openSSL + CPU?
The FreeBSD 802.11 driver page claims that it does support hardware offload for that, but it doesn't give details that I've spotted yet.
It may be supported in 9-stable/10.x but not FreeBSD 8.3, but at the moment the only way to know would be to try.