Two hostap access points in the same computer

Dan Searle dan at adelix.com
Fri Dec 10 04:00:53 EST 2004


Hi,



Friday, December 10, 2004, 8:51:16 AM, you wrote:


> On Dec 9, 2004, at 10:39 PM, Dan Searle wrote:

>> Hi,
>>
>> Thursday, December 9, 2004, 11:00:41 PM, you wrote:
>>
>>> Right, it works if you're close-by, somewhat.
>>
>> Close? I have a router with 5 radios in it, all right next to each
>> other on the PCI bus, all the links are over 1Km, the links have been
>> up and passing traffic for about 6 months.

> Are they heavily loaded?

Not really, probably about 10% usage.

> Care to explain (with simple math) *how* they work?

It would probably take me all day, so I won't bother to describe the
operation of a radio card from first principals, it's neither the time
nor the place to get into a "yes it does, no it doesn't" discussion.
They do the job, that's what matters.

>>
>>> but try this:
>>
>>> turn-up card #1, on, say, channel 1, as an AP
>>> go to range (farthest you can reach) with a notebook.   Run a
>>> throughput test.
>>> turn-up card #1, on, say, channel 6 or even channel 11
>>> go to range with a second notebook
>>> run simultaneous throughput tests
>>
>>> explain why you don't get 2X the single notebook test.
>>
>> Of cause there will be some interference, but so what?

> Ahem.

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