[PATCH] Interoperate with Airport Extreme

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Wed Feb 12 23:07:01 PST 2003

On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 05:45:31AM +0000, Michael Shields wrote:

> Currently, Host AP will report "SUPP_RATES len error" if the client
> claims support for more than eight rates.  The Airport Extreme is one
> of those clients, and probably so is any 802.11g card.  This patch
> corrects the problem and allows the Mac to work.

Thanks for the patch.

IEEE 802.11g has _not_ been approved. Those clients are using old draft
version of IEEE 802.11g and are not compliant with IEEE 802.11 (nor the
latest draft version of IEEE 802.11g). The maximum length of supported
rates element is, and most probably will be, 8. This patch does not
correct the problem, it just hides the real problem. However, since it
improves interoperability, I will merge it in.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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