[EXT] [RESEND PATCH] Issue: Non-HE capable interface advertising HE

Deepti Panchal deepti.panchal at nxp.com
Sun Dec 25 08:27:29 PST 2022

Hi Jouni,

Rather than refusing to start the AP, my hostapd patch would throw an error message indicating that HE configuration is not supported and would instead start the AP in HT/VHT configuration.
This would result in a seamless end user experience.

Does this approach seem to be fair ?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> 
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2022 00:09
To: Deepti Panchal <deepti.panchal at nxp.com>
Cc: hostap at lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [EXT] [RESEND PATCH] Issue: Non-HE capable interface advertising HE

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On Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 12:33:38PM +0000, Deepti Panchal wrote:
> My patch will override the user config in case the hardware does not support HE configuration.
> An error message will also be shown in the debug logs indicating the hardware is not HE supported.
> Can you  please elaborate on what you mean by:
> "I would have expected the configuration to be rejected instead of being silently ignored"

I would expect hostapd to refuse to start AP operation with invalid configuration instead of modifying the configuration in this manner to ignore that the configuration requested HE to be enabled.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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