Not sure if this belongs under Network Hardware or Networking Software forum, but anyways, I was on /r/amateurradio for Ham radio stuff and noticed this discussion about Marriott blocking guest wifi, a topic Logan and Wendell covered last week on The Tek. One of the top comments on this thread discusses how specifically Marriott is interfering with the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies and how the new 802.11w standard has protocol in place to prevent this from happening. Is there any validity to this?
As 802.11w get implemented across devices, this becomes a non-issue. Marriot was not blocking RF or interfering with RF. What they were doing is sending de-auth packets/frames to users connecting to "non-authorized" bssid's. They were interfering with frames directly. Spoofing the de-auth origination. Many enterprise wifi systems have this capability. 802.11w remedies this with protected management frames and will make this type of "interference" moot. - /u/mottld
Link to original post: http://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/2sbgsy/ham_radio_to_fcc_dont_let_marriott_mess_with_our/