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Opened by Alfred Sterphone - 18.05.2020

FS#3108 - Some devices unable to connect in sae-mixed mode (WPA3/WPA2 Personal)

Device: Netgear Nighthawk X4S (R7800)
Software version: OpenWrt 19.07.2 r10947-65030d81f3 / LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch git-20.134.55291-ba0fb08
Steps to reproduce:
- Start with the firmware linked here: - Remove wpad-basic
- Install wpad-openssl
- Configure network to broadcast in WPA3/WPA2 Personal (sae-mixed)

Devices previously able to connect to WPA2 mode:
- 2012 Macbook Pro on macOS Catalina 10.15.4
- Up-to-date raspberry pi 4 on raspbian buster

If I switch the radio to WPA2 Personal only (wpa-psk if not using luci, I believe), they can connect. I switch it back to WPA3/WPA2 Personal (sae-mixed) they cannot connect. Let me know what logs to gather and how to gather them. If it’s a client issue, please confirm, but my understanding is that mixed mode should support all WPA2 Personal compatible devices.

Alfred Sterphone commented on 19.05.2020 13:03

Problem persists in version: OpenWrt 19.07.3 r11063-85e04e9f46 / LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch git-20.138.63234-ccd9d67

Alfred Sterphone commented on 05.06.2020 15:26

Problem persists in macOS Catalina 10.15.5.

sseide commented on 22.06.2020 21:29

Same problem with Android 9 client (LineageOS 16.0, March 2020)

On OpenWRT 19.07.3 no connection possible with following setup:

option mode 'ap'
option encryption 'sae-mixed'
option ieee80211w '1'
option ieee80211r '1'
option ft_psk_generate_local '1'
option ft_over_ds '1'

Just changing encryption to 'psk2+ccmp' everything works fine.

LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch (git-20.167.61968-87da00a) / OpenWrt 19.07.3 r11063-85e04e9f46
Openwrt (TP-Link Archer C7) everything up-to-date as of 22.06.2020


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