Multiple wlans' bssids

Yury Shvedov yshvedov
Wed May 20 23:27:56 PDT 2015


according to this 
<> many other 
sources and my experience of hostapd's code modifying the mac address of 
base virtual interface must be multiple to 0x8 at the last octet. After 
my simple modifications of hostapd's code this this requirement gone, 
and hostapd uses original address of wireless interface for the first 
bss (hostapd_iface::bss[0]). But when I'm trying to add another bss, 
driver fails to create it with the error like "Could not set interface 
wlan1-2 hwaddr: Invalid argument".

Can someone please explain me what the reason of such behaviour? Could I 
make the first bss to have bssid=mac address of radio and other bss to 
begin with number multiple to 0x8?

Thank you.

P.S. Sorry for previous message, that was casual.

Kind regards
Yury Shvedov

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