Bug#1003907: fails to successfully associate

Andrej Shadura andrew at shadura.me
Mon Mar 21 01:38:09 PDT 2022


On Sun, 20 Mar 2022, at 00:23, Masashi Honma wrote:
> In my opinion, this issue could be closed.
> These are reasons.
> 1) It is not wpa_supplicant issue but AP issue.
> 2) Users affected by this issue have some workarounds.

It’s true, but I’m not quite happy about not being able to fix this.

Ľubomír (cc'ed), how did you deal with this issue in Fedora? I assume you must also have received reports from Fritzbox users.

> Details of the 1)
> The investigation has revealed that the AP is in violation of "2.3
> WPA3-Personal transition mode" of the "WPA3 Specification v3.0", which
> is causing the issue. Specifically, the target AP is setting MFPR to 1
> even though it implicitly requires IEEE 802.11w. By "implicitly" we
> mean that the Assocation Request fails with WLAN_STATUS_INVALID_IE
> when using a Wi-Fi NIC with IEEE 802.11w disabled.
> Details of the 2)
> We know that users who meet the following conditions are affected by this issue.
> - Using FRITZ!Box 7580/7590 with WPA2+WPA3 mode
> - Using wpa_supplicant with wpa_key_mgmt=SAE WPA-PSK
> - Local Wi-Fi NIC does not support IEEE802.11w
> Users affected by this issue can work around the issue in one of the
> following ways.
> - Use wpa_supplicant with WPA2 only mode (specify wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK)
> - Use FRITZ!Box 7580/7590 with WPA2 only mode
> - Use IEEE 802.11w supporting Wi-Fi NIC


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