Maximum of how many wireless cards

Jim Thompson jim at netgate.com
Mon Jul 12 04:17:51 EDT 2004


On Jul 10, 2004, at 1:39 PM, Denis Vlasenko wrote:

> On Saturday 10 July 2004 08:59, nondito wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Maximum of how many wireless cards I can use in a
>> hostap box?
>>
>> I have 6 PCI slots, can the driver support loading
>> upto 6 wireless cards?
>
> I used 3 cards at once. No apparent problems.

Did you try it at range?

>> Is it a goood idea to use 4 PCI cards with channel 1,
>> 5, 10 and 14 (licensed) when using outdoor directional
>> antenna for each interface, or the overlaps are too
>> much?
>>
>> Anyone have any ideas or first-hand experience on
>> these topics!
>
> Channels 1 and 5 would interfere. Only 1 and 6 wouldn't.
> In other words, you need at least 4 channels in between.
> Basically, you can use 1,6,11 and 16th channel. ;)

The whole "three non-overlapping channels" thing is a myth.  See 
previous message.

> No, I don't know how to set 16th channel.

There is no 16th channel.  Its unlikely that the VCOs on your card will 
tune the radio that high anyway.

Jim




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