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Subject[47/99] mac80211: fix for incorrect sequence number on hostapd injected frames
2.6.31-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

From: Björn Smedman <>
commit 9b1ce526eb917c8b5c8497c327768130ee683392 upstream.

When hostapd injects a frame, e.g. an authentication or association
response, mac80211 looks for a suitable access point virtual interface
to associate the frame with based on its source address. This makes it
possible e.g. to correctly assign sequence numbers to the frames.

A small typo in the ethernet address comparison statement caused a
failure to find a suitable ap interface. Sequence numbers on such
frames where therefore left unassigned causing some clients
(especially windows-based 11b/g clients) to reject them and fail to
authenticate or associate with the access point. This patch fixes the
typo in the address comparison statement.

Signed-off-by: Björn Smedman <>
Reviewed-by: Johannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

net/mac80211/tx.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
--- a/net/mac80211/tx.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/tx.c
@@ -1478,7 +1478,7 @@ int ieee80211_master_start_xmit(struct s
if (sdata->vif.type != NL80211_IFTYPE_AP)
if (compare_ether_addr(sdata->dev->dev_addr,
- hdr->addr2)) {
+ hdr->addr2) == 0) {
osdata = sdata;

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