Multiple networks for the same ssid

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Thu Apr 5 16:05:24 EDT 2007


On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 17:50 +0200, Rodolfo Giometti wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> if I define into wpa_supplicant configuration file the following network entry:
> 
> network={
>         ssid="myssid"
>         psk="mypassword"
>         key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
>         proto=WPA
> }
> 
> I get into wpa_cli:
> 
> > scan_results
> bssid / frequency / signal level / flags / ssid
> 00:0b:6b:4e:36:05       2462    201     [WPA-PSK-TKIP+CCMP]     myssid
> 00:0b:6b:4e:36:19       2462    199     [WPA-PSK-TKIP+CCMP]     myssid
> > list_networks
> network id / ssid / bssid / flags
> 0       myssid    any     [CURRENT]
> 
> As you can see I have two APs with the same ssid but the wpa_supplicant sees
> only one network... it could be logic but what about if I need to roam between
> the two APs? Maybe if the signal strenght is low or for any other reason...
> I think it could be useful having the possibility to see something like the
> following by default:
> 
> network id / ssid / bssid / flags
> 0       myssid    00:0b:6b:4e:36:05     [CURRENT]
> 1       myssid    00:0b:6b:4e:36:19
> 
> Is that wrong?

Nothing appears to be wrong; wpa_supplicant will depend on the driver to
auto-roam between BSSIDs when the driver deems it appropriate.

Dan

> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Rodolfo
> 




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