Supplicant functionality in hostapd ?
j at w1.fi
Thu Jan 12 00:30:19 EST 2012
On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 08:21:39PM +0530, uday kiran wrote:
> So if i want my wifi interface to switch from AP to station , Is it must to
> kill hostapd and start wpa_supplicant on that interface ?
If you use hostapd for AP mode, then yes, you will need to kill the
hostapd process before using the interface as a station.
> Or is there any mechanism in hostapd itself which makes it act as
> supplicant too ?
Not really, but there is support for AP mode in wpa_supplicant, so
depending on your AP mode configuration needs, you might be able to use
wpa_supplicant for both the AP and station functionality.
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