802.11u issue

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Sep 5 07:43:20 PDT 2012

On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 11:02:18AM +0000, Shariq Haseeb wrote:
> I am trying to set-up 802.11u testbed with EAP-SIM. I have already setup the AP and RADIUS server. However, when I start my wpa_supplicant, the get the following error:

> GAS: Send action frame to 1c:7e:e5:c9:dd:56 len=19 freq=2437
> Off-channel: Send action frame: freq=2437 dst=1c:7e:e5:c9:dd:56 src=fc:75:16:04:91:1e bssid=1c:7e:e5:c9:dd:56 len=19
> Off-channel: Schedule Action frame to be transmitted once the driver gets to the requested channel
> Off-channel: Failed to request driver to remain on channel (2437 MHz) for Action Frame TX
> GAS: Failed to send Action frame to 1c:7e:e5:c9:dd:56
> ANQP: Failed to send Query Request

This looks like an issue with the driver not supporting off-channel
operations. Though, I would have expected to see another debug message
from driver_nl80211.c giving a more descriptive error code before that
off-channel failure message.

> I am using carl9170 compat-wireless-2012-09-03 driver with USB atheros card. Here is my spa_supplicant config file:

I'm not sure whether this driver supports the needed remain-on-channel
or offloaded Action frame TX operation, so this would be more of a
question to the linux-wireless at vger.kernel.org mailing list.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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