mix AP and wireless client
erich.titl at think.ch
Thu Jan 15 08:27:57 EST 2015
Am 15.01.2015 um 14:15 schrieb Harm Verhagen:
> I'm looking for a way to have simultaneously an AP and a wireless
> client with a _single_ wifi device.
> I am able to start multiple SSIDs with hostapd, following . This
> works perfectly. I can connect to each SSID. (tested with 4 SSIDS)
> This gave me the idea, that if hostapd can create 'new' wlan devices. I
> (hopefully) can configure the 2nd wlan0_0 device as a wifi client.
> Usecase: For a device thats
> 1) sometimes, when near an AP it needs internet acces for itself (hence
> the required 'client' functionality)
> 2) needs to be connected to some other devices, that are only wifi
> clients. (these devices don't needs to access internet, only direct
> access to my device).
> I tried letting hostapd create the 2nd interface(wlan0_0) by just
> adding bss=wlan0_0 to my hostapd config file. It does create the
> device, but trying to 'ifup' that as a client (no security yet) fails.
> Anyone have any clues how to achieve this ?
I am working on such an implementation, although using two discrete
radioes in one box. The hardware is a PCEngines Alix board.
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