Hostapd + wpa_supplicant

Dennis Borgmann dennis.borgmann
Tue Nov 30 00:38:11 PST 2010

Hello linux newbie!

It is not quite clear from your message, what you would like to do. Are
you running only one wireless device within your embedded target? If so,
it is not possible to run hostapd and wpa_supplicant at the same time,
since the wireless card can only work in either AP or station mode. Both
at the same time is not possible. So what you would need to do is write
scripts, that kill the station mode, create an AP mode or the other way
around depending on what you need at a defined point of time.

If you want to run hostapd and wpa_supplicant at the very same time, for
your embedded target to be an AP and a station at the very same moment,
you will need to run two wireless interfaces on your target.

Dennis Borgmann

linux newbie schrieb:
> Hi,
> Any suggestion?
> Thanks
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 3:13 PM, linux newbie <linux.newbie79 at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> * On my embedded target, I am running rt73 based usb wireless adapter.
>> * tested hostapd and wpa_supplicant individually and it is working fine.
>> * bothe hostapd and wpa_supplicant are latest 0.7.3 versions with
>> libnl_1.1 version & kernel 2.6.35
>> If I run both wpa_supplicant and hostapd I am having issue.
>> Reason for running hostapd and wpa_supplicant on same terminal is we
>> have multiple wireless terminals and if one of them can't access the
>> AP (due to coverage issue) , then it will bind to Hostapd on some
>> other terminal. I am not sure, if I can able to configure my terminals
>> to use both hostapd & wpa_supplicant and need your expert advice.
>> Thanks
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