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    SubjectRe: Linux wireless GSoC 2010 project ideas
    On 02/01/10 17:12, Nick Bowler wrote:
    > On 22:14 Mon 01 Feb , Maxim Levitsky wrote:
    >> 2 - Allow a wireless card to associate to several APs at once (if they
    >> share the frequency).
    >> Implement this at least for ath5/9k. Madwifi had that feature. Maybe
    >> ath9k has. If it has that feature, test it.
    > I haven't actually tried this particular case, but this is ostensibly
    > already supported by mac80211: iw allows you to create several wireless
    > interfaces that share a phy, which can then be configured into different
    > modes (I've used station + monitor successfully in the past).
    With ath9k I have used:

    AP + MP
    AP + STA
    AP + AP (Open and WPA2)

    using both the debug interface to ath9k's internal multi-vif support
    (never tested MP with ath9k multi-vif) and mac80211. I know that
    if you use the ath9k internal method, you can operate on multiple
    channels at a sacrifice to throughput. I have not tested if mac80211
    supports multiple channels.

    It's as easy as:

    AP+MP and AP+STA:
    Start Hostapd
    Create interface with iw
    use second interface.

    Configure hostapd for multiple bss
    start hostapd

    Pat Erley

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