Two hostap access points in the same computer

Dan Searle dan at
Thu Dec 9 10:43:01 EST 2004


The radio cards appear as different interfaces: wlan0 wlan1 etc... so
you can have many in one host at any one time.

Hardware considerations are power consumption (if it's a low power
host), and RF interferrance. If you're using 2.4GHz (802.11b/g) then
be careful to choose channels which don't overlap, otherwise you'll
have both radios fighting for the bandwidth, or interfering with each


Thursday, December 9, 2004, 3:34:58 PM, you wrote:

> Is it possible to put one pcmcia card and one pci card to the same pc, so that they
> both acts like an access point? The pci card uses external antenna which would be
> 10m apart from the pc (outside of the building). The pcmcia card would use its own
> inbuilt antenna.

> How this kind of setup would work? What things should be taken into consideration ?


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