How to make AP deny a client instead of using ACL?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Wed May 12 18:36:02 EDT 2004

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 10:43:24PM +0530, Anand S. Katti wrote:

> In the IEEE 802.11b standard there is a status code with value = 17 that
> states "Association Denied because AP is unable to handle additional
> associated stations."
> Does the AP really denies the association  in the above case ?

Yes, all non-zero status codes indicate denied association.

> if yes, then how to make the AP deny a client with above status code ?

Host AP driver and hostapd use this code when there is not enough room
for a new STA in the AID table. Search for
WLAN_STATUS_AP_UNABLE_TO_HANDLE_NEW_STA in the source code if you are
interested in seeing more details.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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