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Wrongly reacting to and sending 802.11 beacons with Channel Switch Announcement

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:42 am
by st0ff3r
ESP's appear to honour 802.11 beacons containing CSA even if they are not connected to the AP sending the beacon.

Here is a simple command that sends out beacons containing CSA's
https://github.com/nabovarme/beacon_spammer

I am using an esp8266 with non-os sdk latest from master git.

The app is here: https://github.com/nabovarme/MeterLogger it is running as an AP and periodically scanning for wireless networks.

This is a severe error in the 802.11 implementation. Both the sending of CSA's and reacting on them while scanning should not happen I guess.