[HostAPD issue] - how to create multiple SSIDs

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Wed Jun 26 14:21:19 EDT 2013


On 06/26/2013 11:17 AM, Yu Li wrote:
> Thanks for relying Jouni.
>
> I am only aware of iwlwifi supporting AP mode (master mode). But I have not find any document demonstrating that iwlwifi does not support creating multiple
> SSIDs. Would you point out the source of it?

You might have better luck with Atheros NICs.  They can definitely support multiple
virtual APs and stations per physical NIC.

If in doubt, the AR9380 chipset has worked well for us for this purpose.

Thanks,
Ben

>
> thanks,
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi <mailto:j at w1.fi>> wrote:
>
>     On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 06:44:33PM -0400, Yu Li wrote:
>      > I have been following this post to create multi-SSID:
>      > http://wiki.stocksy.co.uk/wiki/Multiple_SSIDs_with_hostapd
>      >
>      > But in the end when I try to start hostapd daemon, I got the error message
>      > similar to this one:
>      > Could not set interface wlan0_0 flags: Device or resource busy
>      > Failed to add BSS (BSSID=02:22:6b:a6:bb:4f)
>      >
>      > I am not sure if this is a bug or I configured it wrong. I've tried with
>      > hostapd v0.7.3 and v1.1 both with this same issue.
>      > Other information - OS: Ubuntu 12.04, wireless driver: iwlwifi.
>
>     You would need to use a driver and WLAN hardware that supports multiple
>     AP mode interfaces for this to work. I don't think iwlwifi is such a
>     driver.
>
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