Two Access Points

Arend van Spriel arend at broadcom.com
Mon Jun 15 03:51:15 EDT 2015


On 06/15/15 09:39, Robert Senger wrote:
> 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):

You better make sure your wifi card supports multiple AP interface. The 
'iw list' command should provide that info.

Regards,
Arend

> bss=wlan0_0<  use name of your wireless interface with _0 appended here
> ssid=OtherWifi<  desired ssid of your second access point
> wpa=2
> wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
> wpa_pairwise=CCMP
> rsn_pairwise=CCMP
> wpa_psk_file=/etc/hostapd/hostapd.psk.OtherWifi
>
> 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
> first:
>
> allow-hotplug wlan0_0
> iface wlan0_0 inet static
>     address 192.168.2.251<  use your desired address/subnet here
>     network 192.168.2.0
>     netmask 255.255.255.0
>     broadcast 192.168.2.255
>
> 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.
>
> Robert
>
>
>
>
> 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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