Hostapd with bonding

Antonio Iglesias ailavado
Wed Apr 6 14:55:05 PDT 2011

Hi Ed, thanks for your reply!

What I want is to set up a only instance of hostapd working with various
NICs as a unique AP, in a same channel and SSID, and so the clients will see
only an AP near they, but with more capacity or load balance. I don't want a
client see various AP. My questios is if hostapd can be configured to do
this. It's very important for me, I'm working about this for my final work
of degree.

Thanks again, regards


2011/4/5 Ed W <lists at>

> 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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