Troubles on long link...

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Feb 15 15:52:23 PST 2004

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 07:10:29AM -0500, Sergio M. Ammirata wrote:

> Is there any downside to making this change?

Disabling ACK verification for authentication should be OK. It is a bit
unclear whether this is really required in IEEE 802.11 standard.
However, doing this for association is clearly against the standard (the
STA is assumed be associated only after it successfully acknowledges
AssocResp). In practice, this might make AP believe that a STA is
associated even though the STA missed the AssocResp frame. I don't think
this would cause any major issues, though.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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