wpa supplicant 0.7.3 OR hostapd 0.7.3

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Oct 12 11:01:25 PDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 09:28:10AM -0500, alfred steele wrote:
> What is the difference between AP support avaliable in wpa supplicant
> 0.7.3. and hoatapd 0.7.3.  Is it the same capbility offered in terms
> of Access point support?

The AP mode support in wpa_supplicant is aimed at "soft AP" use cases
and does not include even remotely as complete set of configuration
parameters that is available through hostapd.

> We are planning to move to wpa supplicant 0.7.3 and we need AP
> aupport, so would just moving to wpa supplicant 0.7.3 suffice or do we
> need hostapd for any reasons?

That depends on your use case and needs for the AP mode configuration.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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