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March 23, 2009

Linux 2.6.29 is released. With almost 600 commits, wireless keeps moving. New features:

  • We now support access point functionality with selected drivers

  • minstrel is the default rate control algorithm

  • dynamic powersave support for some drivers
  • HT capabilities of the local hardware are now visible in iw

  • mesh parameters can now be configured

And a number of fixes, notably:

  • short slot handling is now working properly
  • HT/11n code revamped
  • new, much cleaner, rate control API
  • when auth/assoc times out, notify userspace to allow it to react faster

As always, a large number of driver changes were made too.

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