What is the 802.11r option for?

What is the 802.11r option for?

What is the 802.11r option for?
What is the 802.11r option for?
2023-06-08 13:48:09

I recently noticed under wifi settings, when creating an ssid it now has an 802.11r option and its unchecked by default.

 

I already have fast romaing enabled in the site settings so why was this added to the wifi settings?

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Re:What is the 802.11r option for?
2023-06-08 16:09:02
Apple support article HT202628 does a reasonable job of explaining the technology. 80211.k and .v have to do with building lists of suitable 'roam to' APs 802.11r facilitates a rapid transition between old and new AP. I'll leave it @Hank21 to maybe explain the rationale of why 802.11r would be individually selectable, but it is likely to cover cases where older devices are incompatible with this tech.
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Re:What is the 802.11r option for?
2023-06-11 13:05:02

I don't believe 802.11r works with WPA3 so it wouldn't make sense to make it a global setting.

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Re:What is the 802.11r option for?
2023-06-12 11:27:46

  @johnsnow88 The practical answer to your question is: wpa3-psk clients out in the wild do not support or have buggy  802.11r (FT-SAE) so do not enable.

It is buggy in IOS, various android vendors, windows 11 does not support it.. and the list goes on.


 

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Re:What is the 802.11r option for?
2023-06-15 01:38:50

  @crrodriguez I'm still using EAP245/225 so o not have wpa3, most of my phones and streaming devices are roaming properly but what i'm seeing is that my IoT devices that are fixed tend to bounce around between 2 EAPs constantly failing and reconnecting. I think this is mainly do to the IoT devices trying to connect to the internet and failing since I have it blocked. 

 

I hoping to force them to only connect to the closet EAP and was hoping 802.11r would help with that, I've tried setting EAP specific SSIDs but doesn't really help much. 

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