AID limitations in hostAPD

Atul Joshi Atul.Joshi
Wed Mar 18 00:05:05 PDT 2015

Hi all,
I  can see that the AIDS are assigned from 1 onwards by hostAPD.
It would mean that if an AP supports (or GO), 8 stations, it would have to keep changing the TIM IE length based on if the TIM bit needs to be set or not. (If no station is in PS or no bit in TIM bit PVB is set, the PVB length, according to the spec has to be 1 octet rather than 2 octets)
Instead if it could assign the AID from 16-23 for example, it will not have to  keep changing the length of the TIM IE.
Can I  have some thoughts from what the group thinks and if others agree, I  can propose a patch.


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