Hostapd + wpa_supplicant
dennis.borgmann at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 30 05:03:40 EST 2010
Hi linux newbie!
You want a wireless mesh:
I just found those two articles, but searching the Internet for
"802.11s" or "wireless mesh" or whatever will give you an enormous
amount of information about meshing.
linux newbie schrieb:
> Hi Dennis,
> Thanks for your reply.
> * My embedded device (wireless terminal) has only one network interface.
> I am currently trying to do following setup.
> * We have wireless terminals communicating to AP.
> * There are situations in which some terminals goes out of coverage.
> * We like to enable AP (in repeater or bridge mode) in our terminals,
> so that out-of-coverage terminals can communicate with other terminals
> which has coverage.
> * So that we can maintain the coverage all the time.
> Please let me know, if this is possible to achieve.
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:38 PM, Dennis Borgmann
> <dennis.borgmann at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hello linux newbie!
>> It is not quite clear from your message, what you would like to do. Are
>> you running only one wireless device within your embedded target? If so,
>> it is not possible to run hostapd and wpa_supplicant at the same time,
>> since the wireless card can only work in either AP or station mode. Both
>> at the same time is not possible. So what you would need to do is write
>> scripts, that kill the station mode, create an AP mode or the other way
>> around depending on what you need at a defined point of time.
>> If you want to run hostapd and wpa_supplicant at the very same time, for
>> your embedded target to be an AP and a station at the very same moment,
>> you will need to run two wireless interfaces on your target.
>> Dennis Borgmann
>> linux newbie schrieb:
>>> Any suggestion?
>>> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 3:13 PM, linux newbie <linux.newbie79 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> * On my embedded target, I am running rt73 based usb wireless adapter.
>>>> * tested hostapd and wpa_supplicant individually and it is working fine.
>>>> * bothe hostapd and wpa_supplicant are latest 0.7.3 versions with
>>>> libnl_1.1 version & kernel 2.6.35
>>>> If I run both wpa_supplicant and hostapd I am having issue.
>>>> Reason for running hostapd and wpa_supplicant on same terminal is we
>>>> have multiple wireless terminals and if one of them can't access the
>>>> AP (due to coverage issue) , then it will bind to Hostapd on some
>>>> other terminal. I am not sure, if I can able to configure my terminals
>>>> to use both hostapd & wpa_supplicant and need your expert advice.
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