Implement 802.11k, 802.11r, and 802.11v

Could you please implement the 802.11k, 802.11r, and 802.11v standards, especially for the AP Controller? These standards would optimize roaming for wireless devices and add value to the Peplink ecosystem.

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Thanks for the feature request. These standards are hardware-dependent and can be resource hogs. If we upgrade the internal hardware it would lead to higher prices on our products. As you can imagine, this is a tricky balancing act.

The vast majority of our customers are just fine with letting the client device make the roaming decision.

Thanks!

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Do your higher end models not contain sufficiently advanced hardware to accomplish this? It’s disappointing to think that all existing models are not capable of fully supporting the 802.11 spec.

Hi @Tim_S , it is possible to implement the standards:
802.11k
802.11v
802.11u (hotspot 2.0)

These standards are becoming necessary for all Hotspot projects

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Just to add some notes regarding Hotspot 2.0 protocols support importance. Those standards are requirements on government related projects and for the EU commision is a strictly requirement in all its Wi-Fi funded project.
One example is WiFi4EU an Internet WiFi access for 2800 EU rural municipality for 42M€.
More than 20.000 municipality has registered to the program and probably more funds will be allocated in the future.

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Our team is looking into this and will respond in a few days. + @Erik_deBie

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Hi,

any news to this? I think 802.11f is also needed. Seamless Handover in Time of VoIP is a musthave, isn’t it?
If it’s a problem with the higher price like Tim_S wrote, many costumers would pay for an extra licence to get this feature.

Thanks
Dennis

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We’re repeatedly getting this question about hotspot 2.0. As Maurizio wrote, it’s a requirement for WiFi4EU projects. Any updates on this?

802.11k, 802.11r, and 802.11v to be supported in 3.6.1 (AP) and 8.0.1 (WLAN controller).

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Hi TK,

we are also repeatedly asked about the hotspot 2.0. Local governments release a lot of tenders that require this feature. Happily, there isn’t much competition that supports this feature so that might be a profitable market for Peplink.

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