[HostAPD issue] - how to create multiple SSIDs

Yu Li yli025 at fiu.edu
Wed Jun 26 16:19:42 EDT 2013


Thanks Ben, since the only NIC I have right now is the Intel® Centrino®
Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 (2.6.30) with iwlwifi driver, I wonder if you know
any other ways that allows me to create multiple networks using hostapd?

thanks,

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com> wrote:

> 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<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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