multi-wiphy (virtual radios that can be used with multiple channels)

Sujith Manoharan sujith
Sat Nov 30 16:27:14 PST 2013

Drasko DRASKOVIC wrote:
> Hi all,
> can somebody please explain in some more details this possibility of
> ath9k driver, mentioned here: and
> specially here:
> in these
> patches signed-off by Jouni.

The virtual wiphy feature has been removed from ath9k.

> Does this means that ath9k devices can be put in AP and STA modes
> simultaneously (one virtual interface for each) over different
> channels?
> I am looking to solve this problem: I want to have always present AP
> for user settings that I bring on boot, so I give it some
> pre-configured channel. Via this AP user will configure other
> interface in STA mode to connect to home network. However, this home
> network can be over any channel, very potentially different of the one
> I have chosen for AP.

Multi Channel Concurrency is required to do this, but ath9k doesn't
support it right now.


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