Fwd: Re: nl80211: Beacon set failed: -16 (Device or resource busy)

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Nov 22 10:24:02 PST 2014

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:27:52AM +1100, Sourav wrote:
> Sorry....one more thing....the problem I'm seeing is only visible
> with more than 3 SSIDs......with upto 3 SSIDs, there is no issue....
> is it some kind of resource limitation.....if so where to dig further?

> >> rt2800usb              15275  0

> >>> Using interface wlan0 with hwaddr 00:60:64:e7:e9:60 and ssid "NetComm 2500"
> >>> *nl80211: Beacon set failed: -16 (Device or resource busy)*

I don't know what limitations there are in rt2800, but this sounds like
a driver-specific limitation on how many virtual AP interfaces are

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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