i'm looking at wifi supported interface modes with "iw list";
monitor and mesh (802.11s) modes are missing.
Do you think they will be implemented in the future ?
I was *REALLY* hoping the RPi3 on-board Wi-Fi would be IEEE 802.11s capable ... but no.
The Wi-Fi / Bluetooth chip used is part of the Broadcom BCM43430 chip family, and uses the FullMAC http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developer ... ry#FullMAC
(aka HardMAC) driver model. Unless Broadcom implements IEEE 802.11s in brcmfmac *and* the firmware for that chip family or the specific family variant on the RPi3, getting access to IEEE 802.11s will never happen.
Now, one can make a pretty compelling argument that a low-bandwidth, standards-driven resilient networking option like IEEE 802.11s would be in the best interests of the Raspberry Pi Foundation squarely in the educational sector, but they're not the ones who own the intellectual property involved.
FWIW, Before the RPi3 was available, I laid-in a stockpile of TP-Link WN-722N (v1.10) USB Wi-Fi NICs which will do IEEE 802.11s, but I discovered were too power-hungry to run directly off the RPi2 USB bus -- requiring an external powered USB hub to keep them happy.
As for monitor mode (single-channel, Rx-only, unassociated), that seems like a much tougher thing to argue as "important" for an education-centric product line.
All IMHO mind you, I have no association with RPiF other than as a non-educational market consumer.