wpa_supplicant to hostapd dynamically

Avinash Patil avinashapatil
Tue Apr 15 10:20:01 PDT 2014


WPA supplicant itself can be used to start AP daemon with network
configuration block having setting mode=2. Check if that suits your

On Apr 15, 2014 10:46 PM, "Drasko DRASKOVIC" <drasko.draskovic at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> Staring wpa_supplicant daemon and hostapd over the same interface at
> the same time is not possible.
> I have however application that has to use an interface in STA mode
> for some time, and then in AP mode, then back to STA, etc... Currently
> to have this mode change I am killing wpa_supplicant and starting
> hostapd process, and vice versa. But this looks like an ugly solution.
> I was wondering is it possible to start wpa_supplicant and then turn
> it to be hostapd somehow via D-Bus API?
> Best regards,
> Drasko
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