RSN: Trying to use FT, but MDIE not included

Jouni Malinen j
Tue Oct 28 04:46:24 PDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 08:27:29AM -0700, Ahmad Ali Tabassam wrote:

> I am using hostapd 0.6.4 and wpa_supplicant 0.6.4 with Atheros AR5212 chipset. I updated my driver, now I am using ath5k (enable AP mode patched). It is working fine with WPA and WPA2 configuration. But for 802.11r I always get the error. Would you guide me, how can I over come with this error. Is there something wrong on the wpa_supplicant or hostapd?. Ether would you recommend some other chipset. I used wext driver for wpa_supplicant, should I use some other one??

mac80211 (used by ath5k) does not yet support FT for client mode. In
order to be able to test this now, you would need to build
wpa_supplicant with client MLME code and use that to replace the
implementation in mac80211. This would require getting wireless-testing
git tree and applying following two patches to it:

Then you should be able to build wpa_supplicant with
CONFIG_CLIENT_MLME=y in .config and use driver_nl80211 interface with
driver_param=use_mlme=1 in the runtime configuration file.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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