wpa_supplicant, hostap & virtual access points?
espy at pepper.com
Tue Mar 14 21:03:23 EST 2006
I recently caught wind of something called 'Virtual Access Points' which
allows a single access point to broadcast multiple ESSID utilizing a
I stumbled upon this because I was doing some testing where I was
toggling the broadcastESSID setting of an access point and noticed that
at one point I received two networks in the scan results from
wpa_supplicant with the same BSSID. One had a null ESSID, the other had
I took a look at the hostap driver code (prism2_translate_scan() ) and
it looks like if driver is configured for WPA, it will allow multiple
scan results to be returned with the same BSSID.
My questions are:
1. How prevalent is this kind of configuration and does it really follow
the 802.11 specification?
2. Does wpa_supplicant support this kind of configuration?
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