Question on status-14 error

Ben Greear greearb at
Thu Dec 7 08:07:47 PST 2017

On 12/07/2017 03:17 AM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 10:45:08AM -0800, Ben Greear wrote:
>> Here are some more logs from the AP that might shed some light.  It
>> definitely seems that TKIP counter measures are being invoked for one
>> of the stations (at least), and then no others can associate during
>> this time.
> Do you really need TKIP to be enabled in the BSS? The easiest way of
> getting rid of issues related to TKIP countermeasures is by disabling
> TKIP.. If it is enabled, it will be used as the group cipher and as
> such, even a single misbehaving STA would completely disable the BSS for
> everyone due to the rules related to the countermeasures (must not allow
> any use of TKIP, including the group cipher one, for 60 seconds).
> The log shows one of the STAs reporting Michael MIC failures in
> broadcast frames from the AP. Either that STA is misbehaving or there is
> something wrong with the broadcast frames sent by the AP.

Since restarting (and rebooting) the AP didn't fix the problem, I am assuming
it is something in the station.

It would be nice for it to work properly, even if I have no special need for it.

Do you have any suggestions for figuring out what is wrong with the station?

What is the preferred configuration these days if we are not using TKIP?


Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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