hostapd and 802.11r

Ben Greear greearb at
Tue Mar 22 15:36:42 PDT 2016

On 03/22/2016 03:04 PM, M. Braun wrote:
> Am 21.03.2016 um 22:19 schrieb Ben Greear:
>> I took a look at these patches.  In my case, putting my mgt network device
>> into a bridge will be problematic.  Maybe instead hostapd could support
>> a 'macvlan' option where it created a mac-vlan off of the network port
>> to get the MAC filtering it is looking for?
> should be working as well, but I've not yet tested that.

In case it was not clear, I mean that instead of having hostapd create a second bridge,
just have it create a macvlan on the network device (eth0, etc) instead.

I have been working with upstream hostapd, and I have FT at least mostly
working using a single bridge.

I found a simplified config useful, in case it helps others:


Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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