I have a TP-Link TL-WN727N which I use to create an access point for my Android phone to connect to.
In Device Manager, I can enable "Adhoc support 802.11n" and it'll work in 802.11n, however Android phones have a hard time connecting to them.
Creating a soft AP either from command line (
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ...) or with Connectify will work, and the phone can connect to it, however it is only 802.11b with a max speed of 54 Mbps.
The output of
netsh wlan show hostednetwork is:
Hosted network settings ----------------------- Mode : Allowed SSID name : "Police Surveillance Van" Max number of clients : 20 Authentication : WPA2-Personal Cipher : CCMP Hosted network status --------------------- Status : Started BSSID : f4:ec:38:98:83:60 Radio type : 802.11b Channel : 1 Number of clients : 1 cc:f9:e8:86:ec:c4 Authenticated
I didn't find any way to change radio type or the channel. Googling around revealed some other dumps, which had 802.11n as the radio type, so it's possible somehow.
The XML file exported by
netsh wlan export hostednetworkprofile supports setting the radio type, since it has a
<phyType> tag, according to its docummentation. However, this is not set on the file exported for me.