beacons and ibss + rsn

Ben Greear greearb
Tue Apr 14 14:35:35 PDT 2015

On 04/14/2015 01:51 PM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 12:44:53PM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
>> I can probably find it soon enough, but if you have a pointer to
>> code that would be setting up beacons with block-ack flagged as supported
>> or not, that might help me find it quicker...
> I'm not very familiar with the IBSS design for this, but it looked like
> mac80211 would do that in the join_ibss handler. Anyway, this is quite
> different from the design used for AP mode where the Beacon template
> (head/tail) come from hostapd.

Ok, that explains why I couldn't find anything in wpa_supplicant!

I'll go poke in the kernel.

>> I think I am also missing some RFC patches that enable VHT80..maybe
>> some of that will point me in the right direction as well.
> There were relatively recent changes in hostap.git that enabled VHT
> configuration for mesh and IBSS. Those were not only RFC, though, so I'd
> assume you are referring to something else.. Maybe some of the driver
> capability indications.

Ok, I found them...didn't realize gitk was doing case-sensitive searches
so didn't find it the first time I looked.


Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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