Fwd: Pixel6 was not able to connect due to phone indicates support for SAE H2E, but did not use it

Sean Li sean at plume.com
Thu May 19 10:59:58 PDT 2022

Hi all and Jouni,
We have a tri-band 6G AP product running hostapd with sae_pwe as 2.
We noticed Android Pixel6 was failed to make successful connection due
to warning "SAE: 0c:c4:13:14:16:93 indicates support for SAE H2E, but
did not use it."
>From sniffer capture, Pixel6 has status code 0 in AUTH COMMIT message,
H2E bit set in (Re)Assoc Req and hostapd returned

Can we get more context on why hostapd instrument the check below?
Is there any spec stating the requirement below?

> Author: Jouni Malinen <jouni at codeaurora.org>
> Date:   Fri Oct 18 12:38:11 2019 +0300
>     SAE: Verify that STA negotiated H2E if it claims to support it
>     If a STA indicates support for SAE H2E in RSNXE and H2E is enabled in
>     the AP configuration, require H2E to be used.
>     Signed-off-by: Jouni Malinen <jouni at codeaurora.org>


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