Finally got 802.11v working (FULLY) - Few pointers

Hi
I have a r7800 how would I go about making 802.11v and k work on openwrt. I don't know much about codeing.
What do I need to install and setup?

Super easy thanks to all the great work. I’m running hynman’s master build on a r7800.

This is how I got it running on my 5ghz radio, you’ll need to do this for each access point. You can do it for 2.4ghz too if you change the radio name in the below command-

  1. Turn your 802.11r on (just click the toggle on the luci GUI)

  2. Enable v & k (run this command in its entirety):


uci set wireless.default_radio0.ieee80211v=1; uci set wireless.default_radio0.ieee80211k=1; uci set wireless.default_radio0.bss_transition=1; uci commit

You can check that they were added by running:
cat /etc/config/wireless

  1. go to software on your luci GUI, click the “update lists...” button.

  2. search for dawn in the filter box

  3. install the dawn and luci-app-dawn

  4. refresh your browser page and enjoy the new dawn options. I’ve found its pretty good right out of the box.

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Do need install luci-app-dawn?

Thanks for the reply

Do I need to be on a certain version of openwrt?
Are there any settings to make 802.11v switch aps at certain rssi levels?

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19.07 seems to have the commits for 802.11k and 802.11v. Personally I use master branch on a r7800. @PolynomialDivision - any reason 19.07 or certain devices wouldn’t support your software?

https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt%2Fopenwrt.git&a=search&h=refs%2Fheads%2Fopenwrt-19.07&st=commit&s=802.11k

https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt%2Fopenwrt.git&a=search&h=refs%2Fheads%2Fopenwrt-19.07&st=commit&s=802.11v

It should support my hardware.

Can the rssi levels be configured for switing ap with 802.11v

This commit is not included: https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commit;h=c8ef465e10f46fd017cc9c3e455cc368a2b9da2b

Which version is that commit included in?

Master has it, 19.07 doesn’t. Use master to try out 802.11k and v. :sunglasses:

It isn’t required. It adds a nice GUI representation of your network and an easy way to configure all the options.

Is a snapshot the same as a master version?

uci set wireless.default_radio0.ieee80211v=1; uci set wireless.default_radio0.ieee80211k=1; uci set wireless.default_radio0.bss_transition=1; uci commit

ieee80211v=1 : wireless radio is off, can't enable
I use snapshot version https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ramips/mt7621/openwrt-ramips-mt7621-d-team_newifi-d2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin

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Does roaming work well for you?

Can different brands of router be used for roaming to work or beat with all same router model?

Do you use it out of the box or do you make any changes to it for better roaming?

Can be different models of APs. Master branch = most recent snapshot:

https://openwrt.org/downloads

I run hynman’s r7800 master build.

No, when I uci set ieee80211v=1
Wireless radio off, not associated

Interesting - post your cat /etc/config/wireless

Can it do band steering as well or best to use one or the other 5ghz or 2.4ghz for roaming

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The script doesn’t fully bandsteer - that is client driven. It does let your clients know whats out there so that the clients can make the best choice based off their own client behavior. As an example - iOS devices will favor 5ghz on the client side if they know whats out there.

Personally all my tablets / phones are on 5ghz only. 5ghz is so much faster because of how little interference there is an how wide the channels are.

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