Two hostap access points in the same computer
jim at netgate.com
Thu Dec 9 16:28:30 EST 2004
of course, the problem is that there are no "non-overlapping channels"
And please don't cite that tired old "1, 6, 11" transmit mask argument
ready to talk about the selectivity of the receivers.
Short answer: no, it doesn't work unless you're prepared to add a lot
On Dec 9, 2004, at 5:43 AM, Dan Searle wrote:
> 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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