single vs multiple hostapd instances

Ben Greear greearb at
Tue Feb 10 20:42:12 EST 2015

On 02/10/2015 04:23 PM, Bill Hegardt wrote:
> On a dual band platform with 2 radios, is there a functional difference between running a single instance of hostapd for both radios vs
> separate instances of hostapd?  For example, does a single instance of hostapd have an advantage when a station roams between the radios and
> handle the roam more efficiently?
> I would assume there is no good reason to run separate instances. True?

If you have two cores it should speed up things a bit...each hostapd can be
handling encryption and so forth on it's own core for it's own wifi NIC....


> Thanks
> - Bill
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Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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