Two Access Points

Robert Senger robert.senger at
Mon Jun 15 03:39:11 EDT 2015

Hi David,

what exactly do you mean with two access points?

If you have one single wifi card, you can simply add another ssid like
this (append this to hostapd.conf):

bss=wlan0_0  < use name of your wireless interface with _0 appended here
ssid=OtherWifi  < desired ssid of your second access point 

You may configure lot of things different for the second access point,
like except the physical parameters. Everything not set here is taken
from the configuration of the first ssid.

You may need to configure the wlan0_0 device in /etc/network/interfaces

allow-hotplug wlan0_0
iface wlan0_0 inet static
   address   < use your desired address/subnet here

Then, configure dhcp to serve both subnets.

If you get an error, your card/driver may not support multiple ssids, I
use atheros which works fine.

If you have two wifi cards, simply create a separate hostapd.conf for
the second card, e.g. hostapd2.conf, and append it space separated to
the config file parameter in /etc/default/hostapd. 


Am Sonntag, den 14.06.2015, 21:17 -0400 schrieb David Dworken:
> Hi everyone,
> Does anyone know if there is a way to broadcast two access points with
> hostapd? I was trying to get it working, but couldn't get hostapd and
> udhcpd to cooperate with hosting two separate access points on two
> different subnets.
> Thanks,
> David Dworken
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Robert Senger

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