Multiple BSSID / Virtual Access Points

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Oct 12 10:59:30 PDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 01:16:52PM +0300, Swaminathan Vasanth Rajaraman wrote:
>  I am trying to create Multiple BSSID on a single card. I am able to create
> Multiple BSSID's but could not get Internet connectivity to clients for the
> Virtual APs (test2). I calculated the MAC address and added it in the bssid
> option in hostapd.conf. My doubt is, should we have a separate bridge to
> virtual AP's or should a single bridge hold it all.
> hostapd.conf:
> interface=wlan0
> bridge=br0
> ssid=test
> hw_mode=g
> channel=1
> beacon_int=100
> dtim_period=2
> bssid=78:dd:08:d4:6c:82
> bss=wlan0_1
> ssid=test2

Is that bssid for the wlan0 or wlan0_1 interface? If the later, it needs
to be after the bss= line.

The bridge configuration parameter is per BSS, so if you want wlan0_1 to
be added to the same br0 bridge, you will need to copy that line to the
end of the file so that it applies to second BSS, too.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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