I don't know if this is a problem just with openWRT or a general problem with all routers.
I have recently activated Fast Transitions (802.11r) using FT over the air to get smooth roaming from two devices.
It works great.... when it works.
Some devices (mainly Android devices with version previous to 11, but also a windows 10 devices too) could not even connect to the Wifi when I activate it.
They do not complain or give any error, just try and disconnect, apearing the network as "saved".
After some tweaking and investigation, I have found that there seems to be some incompatibility (in some devices) between Fast transitions (802.11r) and Management Frame Protection (802.11w).
If I deactivate MFP (802.11w) they can connect and everything seems to work (or if I keep it activated and do not activate 802.11r FT, of course).
I have tried change transition from FT over the air to FT over DS, with the same results.
The problem is that there are other devices running Android 11 (at least one mobile I have) that do not connect to the network if MFP 802.11w is deactivated and fail to connec silently, it seems that it need at least Optional level or Enabled, but disallow connection if it is set to disabled.
It seems a security measure taken by Android developers.
It does not sem a good idea to deactivate MFP (802.11w) as some attacks come from sniffing management data interchanged by devices and access points, so keeping it cyphered seems a good measured.
Thus, I have not found a configurations that keeps everybody in the city happy.
Is there a configuration that lets you activate FT and MFP without connection problems with many devices?
Is it a problem only with openWRT or is a general problem?
I am now a bit desperate
After reverting configuration of both routers to default, without Fast transitions and Managemente Frame Protection set to Optional, most devices can connect to WIFI.
But there is one device with windows 10 (a surface 3) that can't connect to the WIFI.
It was connecting normally previous to config changes, and yesterday it get connected after reverting to no fast transition.
But today it does not connect to any of the AP and don't know why (I have double checked the configuration of both AP).
The only thing I have done is config SQM in the main router, but it has not anything to do with WIFI and the devices does not connect in the other AP either, which has not been changed and has no SQM activated.