802.11w PMF

John Doe desiren77 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 01:05:55 PDT 2018

Hello guys,

Can I enquire about 802.11w specific behavior?

I have configured hostapd with ieee80211w set to 2 (PMF required), and
seems like that those management frames that should be encrypted are
encrypted indeed (flag "protected" is set and seen in Wireshark),
however, when I use hostapd_cli and trigger
"disassociate"/"deauthenticate"  my phone/tablet MAC addresses, both
frames are unencrypted. Should it be considered as a proper behavior?
I'm using 2.6 version.

Thank you in advance.

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