wpa_supplicant, SAE secured MESH on RT5370 doesn't PING after peer connection is established

Greg Gigon greg.gigon at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 07:46:54 PST 2016

Would you be able to point to the kernel release that includes the mac80211 fixes for mesh? There is a 4.8.y build on Raspibian GitHub, https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-4.8.y.
However, I don’t know wether it includes the changes.

Or do you have a link to patch somewhere? Linux Kernel dev is a jungle for me and I don’t how to find the right patches to apply.
Any help would be greatly appreciated !


> On 20 Nov 2016, at 11:24, Greg Gigon <greg.gigon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I’m using Raspbian, which is based of Debian 8 (Jessie), but compiled for ARM processor.
> I don’t think Raspbian does backports, unfortunately. 
> I could possibly try to recompile the single kernel module myself.
> Would you suggest anything else?
> Greg
>> On 19 Nov 2016, at 15:22, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 12:19:24PM +0000, Greg Gigon wrote:
>>> I’ve been trying wpa_supplicant on Raspnerry PI running latest Raspbian. Open mesh network works fine, however SEA key management doesn’t. 
>>> By doesn’t I mean, it’s not resolving MAC via ARP and not being able to PING. 
>>> I’m testing this on 2 nodes. Running the same Wireless chipset. 
>>> Bellow is a lot of information about my env. Same setup is pretty much on both RasPI, the only difference is the IP address. 
>>> pi at raspberrypi3bare:~ $ uname -a
>>> Linux raspberrypi3bare 4.4.21-v7+ #911 SMP Thu Sep 15 14:22:38 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux
>> Are you using the WLAN driver implementation from that kernel version or
>> updated version from Backports? If this is what comes with Linux 4.4,
>> there is a known issue in secure mesh and you would need to update the
>> kernel (or at least mac80211 using Backports) to make this work.
>>> pi at raspberrypi3bare:~ $ wpa_supplicant -v
>>> wpa_supplicant v2.6
>> wpa_supplicant v2.6 has all the known mesh related issues fixed, but
>> this depends on the kernel (mac80211) having related issues addressed.
>> -- 
>> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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