AP mode simultaneous dualband with one USB dongle

Arend van Spriel arend
Thu Nov 21 11:21:23 PST 2013

On 11/21/13 17:35, Drasko DRASKOVIC wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have AR9374 based USB dongle
> (http://www.qca.qualcomm.com/technology/technology.php?nav1=47&product=113).
> It is dual-band capable chip that uses ath6kl driver.
> So far I have been able to put it in AP mode in 2.4GHz and 5GHz - one
> or other, but not two at the same time.
> At this point I need a few clarifications:
> 1)  Is it possible to put this chip in simultaneous dual band AP -
> i.e. in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz at the same time?
> 2)  How wps_rf_bands=ag config variable should be used, and is this
> useful _only_ during the WPS setup procedure, or we can have dual-mode
> traffic as well? Can it be used to achieve what I want to do here?

In my Conexant days early 2000 a marketing guy came up with the concept 
of a time-slicing AP. Since that time everytime a similar idea pops up I 
get allergic reactions. It's a pandora's box unless as others mentions 
you have two independent radio chains/basebands.


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