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authorJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2014-03-25 21:58:22 (GMT)
committerJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2014-03-25 21:58:22 (GMT)
commit978c673052577ce1ad80c693100ba94a7f3fa2ea (patch)
tree64639525c18a83ccea43d1bc08d2a8b81857188f /hostapd
parente56e286d00c4b2f6ebec99d73667a04b168cde50 (diff)
Add a note on using 'iw list' to determine multi-BSS support
This adds a pointer to hostapd.conf to using 'iw list' with the current nl80211 drivers to determine supported interface combinations. Signed-off-by: Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>
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1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/hostapd/hostapd.conf b/hostapd/hostapd.conf
index b5770a4..5012fbc 100644
--- a/hostapd/hostapd.conf
+++ b/hostapd/hostapd.conf
@@ -1731,6 +1731,11 @@ own_ip_addr=
# - is not the same as the MAC address of the radio
# - is not the same as any other explicitly specified BSSID
+# Not all drivers support multiple BSSes. The exact mechanism for determining
+# the driver capabilities is driver specific. With the current (i.e., a recent
+# kernel) drivers using nl80211, this information can be checked with "iw list"
+# (search for "valid interface combinations").
# Please note that hostapd uses some of the values configured for the first BSS
# as the defaults for the following BSSes. However, it is recommended that all
# BSSes include explicit configuration of all relevant configuration items.