Using hostapd on one virtual interface and normal sta mode on another?
Mon Dec 2 07:50:57 PST 2013
I'm currently trying to configure a single USB device with two virtual
interfaces under Debian Wheezy: one in STA mode (connected to a local
wireless LAN) and one in AP mode (bridged into a local wired LAN) and
struggling when trying to setup the virtual interfaces.
I've been using the following two guides in order to try and get this
working with some success:
Using these guides I can add two virtual interfaces for one physical
device, however I can't seem to find a working configuration when both
the STA mode virtual interface and hostapd virtual interface are active.
My first question: is this a supported configuration? I've tried using
both ath9k_htc and rt2800usb drivers in this way under a 3.11 kernel
without success, although it seems that I can run wpa_supplicant/hostapd
on their virtual interfaces independently without any issues.
If this is a valid configuration, my next question is what is the
correct way to set up the virtual interfaces? The above guides both
suggest adding an interface of type __ap to the device and pointing
hostapd at them, whereas the output of hostapd suggests that it should
determine this information based upon the phy capabilities (e.g. using a
hardware sta/p2p interface as queried from the driver).
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