Concurrent P2PGO/STA or AP/STA operations

Atul Joshi Atul.Joshi at csr.com
Thu Nov 3 06:32:51 EDT 2011


Hello,
I have a few questions regarding AP code organization in wa_supplicant.
Following is my understanding, could you please confirm if it is correct?
1.      If I  have to use softAP, I don't need to build hostAPd, is this correct? In this case I  need to set CONFIG_AP = yes in .config of the wpa_supplicant and build wpa_supplicant only.
2.      If I  build it as above, can I use the same wpa_supplicant instance to run an STA on vif x and AP on vif y?
3.      If in addition I build wpa_supplicant with CONFIG_P2P, I can start a P2PGO instead of a legacy AP.
4.      softAP functionality is sufficient for a P2PGO and hostAPD is not needed for P2PGO.
5.      hostAP and softAP differ in security method support but other wise all other supports e.g. 11n,11h, the features are the same.
6.      softAP configuration params are specified in wpa_supplicant.conf . While some parameters can be inheried, where does it get other params from, e.g maximum_listen_interval, DTIM period, beacon interval etc?
thanks
atul



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