problems setting up 3 ssids in hostapd (solved)

Helmut Schaa helmut.schaa at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 27 10:43:21 EST 2012


On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Tilman Schoop <tilman.schoop at dsa-ac.de> wrote:
> At the moment I work with hostapd v0.7.3, Kernel v3.0.0 and wlan driver
> rt2800usb (via -D nl80211).
>
> We have solved the problem as follows:
> hostapd calculates the common mask of the bssids in the game correctly, but it
> seems that the firmware only accepts a mask of FF:*:F8 for the package
> acceptance. This mask does not cover my testcase *:F6 (mac adress) plus bssids
> *:F7 and *:F8 :( . Staying in the three bit mask and defining bssid *:F0 instead
> of the last one let me work fine with 3 ssids.

Yep, that's a hw (not driver) limitation. rt2800 devices can only
distinguish BSSIDs
by the last 4 bits.

Helmut


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