AW: Virtual WiFi on Linux?

Karl Rothenhofer Karl.Rothenhoefer at
Mon Nov 14 06:24:23 EST 2005


I have been testing this with a miniPCI card from Wistron that is based on
Atheros Chipset. I have used the life CD for testing it and can confirm,
that it works. I used two different clients, which associated with different
security mechanismes.

I have not yet done any performance tests, but there was nothing exiting in
terms of remarkable degradations.

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Auftrag von Wang Chen
Gesendet: Samstag, 22. Oktober 2005 03:25
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Betreff: Re: Virtual WiFi on Linux?

Dan Searle <dan <at>> writes:
> Hi,
> Talking somewhat specifically about Madwifi here, but what I'm saying
> could be taken in a more generic sense....

According to there's at least one commercial Linux
implementation of virtualwifi on atheros chipset at .  They
claim to support multiple virtual APs (multiple BSSIDs) and multiple client
STA (station) connections concurrently.

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