Hostapd with bonding

Ed W lists
Tue Apr 5 14:24:13 PDT 2011

On 05/04/2011 11:10, Antonio Iglesias wrote:
> It's possible to configure hostapd to work with two or more similar NICs
> using ifenslave like a same AP (channel, SSID...) to increase througput
> and/or load balance?. The goal is to make possible to transmit video to
> over 30 laptops in a wireless LAN.

Just theoretically you can see that it will be hard to increase
bandwidth using multiple APs on the *same* channels.  About the best you
are likely to achieve is three APs on the three non overlapping
channels, and then bond those however you wish (but expect most bonding
implementations to perform poorly over any channel with variable
latency, eg wireless...)

You might see better performance simply partitioning the machines
manually amongst the three wireless APs?

Ed W

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