Adding a vendor Information Element to beacon / probe response frames
j at w1.fi
Fri Jun 17 13:40:52 PDT 2016
On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 02:13:14PM +0000, Etan Kissling wrote:
> I've retried with the latest hostapd release, but same result: The vendor IE is not being broadcast, although it is specified in hostapd.conf.
> These were my complete steps, from a clean Raspbian Jessie Lite 2016-05-27 installation on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
It sounds like the driver used on that device does not support this.
hostapd is requesting it to be added, as shown here:
> + vendor_elements=DD0401020300
> nl80211: Set beacon (beacon_set=0)
> nl80211: Beacon tail - hexdump(len=15): 2a 01 04 32 04 30 48 60 6c dd 04 01 02 03 00
The extra element is there at the end of the Beacon tail..
> nl80211: beacon_ies - hexdump(len=6): dd 04 01 02 03 00
> nl80211: proberesp_ies - hexdump(len=6): dd 04 01 02 03 00
And also in the specific IE lists for Beacon and Probe Response frames..
In other words, this question should be directed to whoever supports the
specific Wi-Fi hardware/driver.
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