802.11r OTA or infrastructure?

DarrenOC-Old
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802.11r OTA or infrastructure?

I'm new to this forum so please be kind 😀 . I'm looking for information on how Meraki implements 802.11r. Does it support it over the air side or over the infrastructure side. If it can do both how do I make it over the air?

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Inderdeep
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@DarrenOC-Old : Check this out 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/WiFi_Basics_and_Best_Practices/802.11k_and_802.11r_Overview#How_...

 

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PhilipDAth
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802.11r got a bad rap for a while because of security issues and fell out of favour.  I can't say I have personally used it for a while.  I think the roaming capabilities of client devices has improved a lot and it is not needed so much these days.

GIdenJoe
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@PhilipDAththat is only the case if you use 802.11r with WPA2 Personal since the keying material is made from the same pre-shared key.
If you are using WPA2 Enterprise you'd better use 802.11r or you'll have roaming issues as a full authentication using 802.1X takes a long time.

 

@DarrenOC-Oldgreat question.  I'm hoping a Meraki employee will answer this.  If not we'll have to do a capture to determine the behavior.

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