[PATCH 07/15] supplicant: Allow user-defined defaults for Interworking network blocks.

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Jan 31 15:38:23 PST 2015

On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 03:17:57PM -0800, Ben Greear wrote:
> It is at least mostly for testing.  I guess there might be cases where someone
> would work around bugs or poor performance in their driver or AP by specifying
> lower rates (ie, ht_mcs) or force the station to work on HT20 instead of HT40.

If there is a broken driver, that driver should be fixed.. This specific
case does not look very helpful for avoiding issues with a specific AP
since Interworking networks are generated for any AP.

> That said, testing is interesting too..lord knows a lot of APs could use the extra
> testing!

No issues with testing in general, but even for that case, it is a bit
difficult to see why HT or VHT would need to be disabled in this way in
wpa_supplicant for Interworking network blocks. It would seem to make
more sense to me to have a global parameter for disabling HT/VHT (or
some subset of those).
Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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