How to set probe resp WPS IE through nl80211 interface

Stone stonezju at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 22:25:41 EDT 2011


Hi Jouni Malinen,
   Thanks to your reply which is very helpful for me.


2011/8/7 Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi>

>  On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 01:58:31PM +0800, Stone wrote:
> >     Could someone tell me that, when wpa_supplicant works as AP, how does
> > wpa_supplicant set probe resp WPS IE through nl80211 interface? The
> beacon
> > IE is able to be configured through set_beacon in driver_nl80211.c, while
> > there is no accomplishment for set_ap_wps_ie.
>
> The nl80211 interface does not currently support drivers that handle
> Probe Request processing internally (or well, likely in the firmware).
> There are number of drivers that would require this type of mechanism,
> but no one has submitted a suitable patch to do that in
> cfg80211/nl80211 yet, so wpa_supplicant cannot support it either. If no
> one else gets to this soon, I'll come up with proposed changes to
> cfg80211 in the not too distant future.
>
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> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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