WPS:external WLAN Manager Registrars

Srinivas Pitla srinivas.pitla at redpinesignals.com
Thu Oct 22 02:41:02 EDT 2009



Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 02:14:12PM +0530, Srinivas Pitla wrote:
>
>   
>> I am using Hostapd-0.6.9 with Madwifi, and I have few questions 
>> regarding Hostapd.
>>     
>
>   
>> 1)Hostapd is not supporting WPS external WLAN Manager Registrars, Is 
>> this feature under development?
>>     
>
> hostapd supports external registrars, but it does not implement the full
> AP Management Interface to support all WLAN Manager Registrar
> functionality.
>
>   
>> 2)Is there any patches available to support external WLAN Manager 
>> Registrars?
>>     
>
> No and I'm not aware of any plans to do so either in the future. As far
> as I can tell, no WPS implementation supports this part of the
> specification. Do you have any particular reasons for using some of the
> missing functionality?
>
>   
>> 3)Is WPS in Hostapd  WiFi certification compliant?
>>     
>
> I don't think there are known issues in this area, but obviously this
> depends on the combination of hostapd and rest of the system (mainly,
> the hw/firmware/driver/802.11 stack and integration with them). In other
> words, this will require running through the tests with the full system.
> I don't know whether anyone can share results of this with 0.6.9 version
> of hostapd and many specific version of madwifi.
>
>   
In WiFi WPS test plan, for a test case External WLAN Manager registrar 
support is
required. But with the Hostapd- 0.6.9 this support is not working.
To Pass certification, we need this support .
Can anybody provide me some information on this feature.
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