[HostAPD issue] - how to create multiple SSIDs

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Jun 26 10:34:11 PDT 2013

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 06:44:33PM -0400, Yu Li wrote:
> I have been following this post to create multi-SSID:
> http://wiki.stocksy.co.uk/wiki/Multiple_SSIDs_with_hostapd
> But in the end when I try to start hostapd daemon, I got the error message
> similar to this one:
> Could not set interface wlan0_0 flags: Device or resource busy
> Failed to add BSS (BSSID=02:22:6b:a6:bb:4f)
> I am not sure if this is a bug or I configured it wrong. I've tried with
> hostapd v0.7.3 and v1.1 both with this same issue.
> Other information - OS: Ubuntu 12.04, wireless driver: iwlwifi.

You would need to use a driver and WLAN hardware that supports multiple
AP mode interfaces for this to work. I don't think iwlwifi is such a

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