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ExtremeWireless Support and Recommendations for 802.11k, 802.11v, and 802.11r ?


Userlevel 1
Apple have this:
https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT202628
Microsoft have this:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/mt484190(v=vs.85).aspx
Cisco have this:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/8-0/configuration-guide/b_cg80/b_cg80_chapt...
I've managed to bug Intel to create this:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000021562.html

Maybe it's time for Extreme to create a new GTAC Knowledge Article?
GTAC Case # 01204953 would be a good starting place.....

Regards,
Rowan

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Currently we have support for 802.11k ( under VNS -> wlan service -> advanced -> Radio Management (11k) support ) and 802.11r ( under VNS -> wlan service -> privacy -> Fast Transition ). We do not currently support 802.11v.
Userlevel 2
Raffi wrote:

Currently we have support for 802.11k ( under VNS -> wlan service -> advanced -> Radio Management (11k) support ) and 802.11r ( under VNS -> wlan service -> privacy -> Fast Transition ). We do not currently support 802.11v.

Will 802.11v be supported in the future?
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"We do not currently support 802.11v."
- You have it listed as supported on your current Data Sheet for Wireless Appliances. Refer to:
http://learn.extremenetworks.com/rs/extreme/images/Wireless-Controllers-DS.pdf
Userlevel 4
Hi,

Thank you for pointing this out. This was an error in the datasheet. It has now been corrected. 802.11v is not currently supported and has been removed from the datasheet.

Thanks,

Raffi
Any news if there will be a whitepaper created?

Thank you,
JK
Userlevel 4
Hello Rowan,

I think the usage of this features depends on your clients environment/client driver capabilities. It would be usefull, if Extreme releases some informations of know working devices including driver release. The informations included in software release notes say nothing about the tested and support feature matrix, but the GTAC knowlegde base have serveral entries with recommendation mostly related to disabling this features because of client related bugs. Would be really great to know whats tested as really working.

Regards
Hartmut
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hsachse wrote:

Hello Rowan,

I think the usage of this features depends on your clients environment/client driver capabilities. It would be usefull, if Extreme releases some informations of know working devices including driver release. The informations included in software release notes say nothing about the tested and support feature matrix, but the GTAC knowlegde base have serveral entries with recommendation mostly related to disabling this features because of client related bugs. Would be really great to know whats tested as really working.

Regards
Hartmut

I've watched the below YT video on the CWNP channel last night and it was worth every minute - "Lessons Learned Deploying an All Wireless Office"

Looks like it's "our" job to find out what is working and what isn't 😞

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RAyHNN_49Q

Here the link to the device/NIC list that was mentioned in the video...
http://clients.mikealbano.com/home

Would be great if the GTAC could also post longer videos on the YT channel with more in-deep information.

-Ron
Userlevel 5
Hi,

There are two articles to explain that ExtremeWireless does not support 11v.

802.11v is not supported wns0012730– Info
http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/release_notes/ExtremeWireless/9038868_Rev01_ExtremeWireless...

Is 802.11V supported in Firmware 9.21?
https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/Is-802-11V-supported-in-Firmware-9-21

Best regards,
Bin
Userlevel 5
Hi,

In ExtremeWireless WiNG, we have one feature called "Assisted Roaming".

Assisted Roaming: Enhanced roaming for sticky clients with 802.11v standards support. Works with any client device that supports 802.11v.

http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/release_notes/wing/Zebra_WLAN_WiNG_v5_8_0_Release_Notes.pdf

Best regards,
Bin

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