"Too many aps breaks wpa_supplicant"

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Mon Mar 8 09:24:25 EST 2010


On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 08:23:48AM -0500, Jim Veneskey wrote:

> We actually have approximately 800 APs in our testing environment
> with most of them beaconing with their
> full complement of 16 BSSIDs each - so we have quite a few ;-)
> 
> My target clients will not be able to hear them all (luckily) but
> they will be able to hear a lot...

The main problem I had in my tests was that the scan dwell time was not
long enough to be able to receive and process all the Probe Response
frames on a single channel.. ;-)  Other than that, I would expect the
current development snapshot to be able to handle 10000 BSSes in scan
results. Would be interesting to hear how that goes with real APs rather
than simulated setup, though.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA


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