What is Afterburner?
Afterburner is an implementation of the 802.11 specs that attempts to decrease the amount of 802.11 overhead and increase the throughput of Afterburner equipped AP and STAs without breaking existing 802.11g networks.
Wikipedia has a nice overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpeedBooster
Check if Afterburner is supported
- If the chipset is an 0x4318
If the PHY Revision isn't 7 or higher (6 or higher for APHYs) or bit 0x200 in PHYRegister 0x449 (GPHYs) / 0x49 (APHYs) isn't set
If the core revision is < 5, there is no Afterburner support
If PIO mode is on, there is no Afterburner support
If the BoardFlags have BFL_AFTERBURNER set, there is Afterburner support
- If FIXME is set, there is Afterburner support
- Otherwise, there is no Afterburner support