hostpad multiple BSSID "No buffer space available" error

Jouni Malinen j
Tue Feb 9 00:19:41 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 07:28:15AM +0000, Hector Akamine wrote:

> For a multiple BSSIDs configuration, I got hostapd to work for 
> 3 additional BSSs (wlan1_1, wlan1_2, wlan1_3). However if I 
> modify the configuration file adding another BSS, I got the 
> following error:
> Could not set interface wlan1_4 flags: No buffer space available
> Could this be a limitation of hostapd, or a hardware/driver problem? 
> (I am using ath9k with a NEC PA-WL300NC adapter)

Neither.. This is a limitation in the driver (see ATH_BCBUF define in

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