Few queries on 802.11r

alan furlong alan250985 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 10:30:07 EDT 2009


Thanks for the answers !

So it means I need -Dnl80211 to make it work ?

Does it support over_the_air FT OR over_the _DS FT ?

Thanks
- Alan

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 06:43:51PM +0530, alan furlong wrote:
>
>> I am trying to use 802.11r functionality of wpa_supplicant. I have few
>> queries as following -
>>
>> 1. Is it possible to use 802.11r functionality on windows (NDIS)?
>
> As far as the standard NDIS OIDs are concerned, no, NDIS does not
> currently provide a mechanism to control the authentication and
> association process in a way required for 802.11r. In other words, this
> would require vendor specific OIDs to be defined and changes to both the
> driver and wpa_supplicant driver wrapper.
>
>> 2. Can I use 802.11r functionality ( CONFIG_IEEE80211R defined) with
>> -Dwext OR it is mandatory to use -Dnl80211 ?
>
> Initial mobility domain association could work with driver_wext, but the
> actual use of FT protocol would likely require changes in driver_wext.c.
>
>> 3. What are the access points we have tested 802.11r against, using
>> wpa_supplicant? OR it is tested only against hostapd?
>
> I have tested only against hostapd myself, but other people may have
> tested against other implementations.
>
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