Multiple BSSIDs with encryption method failed with BroadCom wireless driver

sun keyong sunkeyong
Mon Dec 28 01:34:26 PST 2009


I wrote the adaptor of BCM driver with Hostapd, and the hostapd can support
the bcm driver with one bssid.
But I want to set up two BSSIDs with encryption method, the Hostapd can only
support first one with encryption, cliet cannot associate the other one.
I try to use Madwifi driver with Atheros chipset, I configure two BSSIDs,
and startup the hostapd, the first BSSID with WPA encryption method, the
second BSSID with WPA2 encryption, the client can associate the first BSSID
successfully, but the client cannot associate the second BSSID.
I don't know why, dose hostapd support this or not?

2009/12/28 Jouni Malinen <j at>

> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 05:08:14PM +0800, sun keyong wrote:
> > 2009/12/23 sun keyong <sunkeyong at>
> > > I use Broadcon wireless network interface card, I try to setup two
> > > one with WPA encryption method, the other with WPA2 encryption method,
> I try
> > > to use hostapd to support the encryption method. The hostapd version is
> > > 0.6.9, I can use hostapd for one bssid with encryption method, if I try
> to
> > > set up both of them with encryption method by hostapd, the hostapd can
> not
> > > support this. The client cannot connect the second BSSID.
> > > I am not sure I configure correct or is there some limitation of
> hostapd of
> > > encryption for Multiple BSSID. If this is limitatioin of hostapd, do
> you
> > > have any schedule to fix this.
> > > The configure file is:
> > > interface=wl0
> > > driver=bcm
> Where did you get this hostapd from? hostapd 0.6.9 does not include
> driver=bcm option and as such, this must be coming from somewhere else.
> Since I have not even seen that driver wrapper, I have no idea what its
> capabilities are and you should probably target this question to whoever
> is providing you that modified version of hostapd and not this mailing
> list.
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