RFE: Enable 802.11w support in hostapd
|Reported by:||mooninite||Owned by:|
The 802.11w standard, a.k.a. MFP, a.k.a. Management Frame Protection, was ratified in 2009. The hostapd support has been around since 2009.
To enable support you must compile hostapd with "CONFIG_IEEE80211W=y" set your build flag file. Older source defaulted this off, but the latest upstream release has it defaulted on.
The build for the Netgear R7800 (Nighthawk X4S) has still has a hostapd with this feature not compiled in. Please build the latest hostapd with this feature enabled.
hostapd output when I attempt to add 'ieee80211w=1':
Configuration file: /tmp/ath1_hostap.conf
Line 69: unknown configuration item 'ieee80211w'
1 errors found in configuration file '/tmp/ath1_hostap.conf'
Failed to set up interface with /tmp/ath1_hostap.conf
Failed to initialize interface