80211 Client Test Suite Data Sheet
Test Suite:
80211 Client Test Suite
Direction:
Client

A Wireless LAN (WLAN), also commonly called Wi-Fi, is a wireless local area network which links two or more devices using various wireless distribution methods (usually OFDM radio), commonly used to provide connection through an Access Point to the Internet allowing users to remain mobile and connected within a local coverage area. The protocol base for WLAN is defined in the various 802.11 standards. The test suite is for Linux only. Windows platforms are not supported.

Used specifications

Specification
Title
IEEE 802.11-2012

IEEE Standards for Information Technology - Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems - Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific Requirements - Part II: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)

IEEE 802.11a-1999

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications Amendment 1: High-Speed Physical Layer in the 5GHz Band

IEEE 802.11b-1999

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 2: Higher Speed Physical Layer in the 2.4GHz Band

IEEE 802.11d-2001

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specification Amendment 3: Operation in additional regulatory domains

IEEE 802.11e-2005

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specification Amendment 8: Medium Access Control (MAC) Quality Of Service Enhancements

IEEE 802.11g-2003

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specification Amendment 4: Further Higher Data Rate Extension in the 2.4GHz Band

IEEE 802.11h-2003

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specification Amendment 7: Spectrum and Transmit Power Management Extensions in the 5GHz band In Europe

IEEE 802.11i-2004

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specification Amendment 6: Security Enhancements

IEEE 802.11j-2004

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specification Amendment: Operation in Japan

IEEE 802.11n-2009

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specification Amendment 5: Enhancements for Higher Throughput

IEEE 802.11u-2011

Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specification Amendment 9: Interworking with External Networks

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Version 3.1

Wi-Fi Alliance: Enhanced Security Implementation Based on IEEE 802.11i standard

WMM Specification Version 1.2

Wi-Fi Alliance: Wi-Fi MultiMedia (WMM) and WMM Power Save Specificaion

Tool-specific information

Tested message elements
Specifications
Notes
Probe Response
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Authentication
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Association Response
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Reassociation Response
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Deauthentication
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Disassociation
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Data Frame
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Supports Null Data (PSM) and IPv4 Payloads
Announcement Traffic Indication (ATIM)
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Power-Save-Poll (PSP)
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Ready-To-Send (RTS)
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Clear-To-Send (CTS)
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Acknowledgement (ACK)
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
CF-END
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
CF-END-CF-ACK
IEEE 802.11-2012 plus amendments
Action Frame
IEEE 802.11-2012
Supports Public Action Frames, including GAS-ANQP

Supported Information Elements
Specification
Supported Information Elements are in supported specifications

See above

Supported Security Modes
Specification
Notes
Plain (No security)
IEEE 802.11-2007 plus amendments
WEP-40 and WEP-104
IEEE 802.11-2007 plus amendments
Data Frame Encryption supported
WPA1 Personal with Pre-Shared-Key
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) version 3.1
Used during Association. Supports TKIP (RC4) and CCMP (AES) suites for both Pairwise and Group ciphers.
WPA2 Personal with Pre-Shared-Key
IEEE 802.11i-2004
Used during Association. Supports TKIP (RC4) and CCMP (AES) suites for both Pairwise and Group ciphers.

Supported SafeGuard Checks

Weak cryptography

Test tool general features
  • Fully automated black-box negative testing
  • Ready-made test cases
  • Written in Java(tm)
  • GUI command line remote interface modes
  • Instrumentation (health-check) capability
  • Support and maintenance
  • Comprehensive user documentation
  • Results reporting and analysis