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Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of UserDocs/MultipleInterfaces

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mtaylor (IP: 0.0.0.0)
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04/09/08 05:54:03 (11 years ago)
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    77wlanconfig ath create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode ap 
    88# And now the station: 
    9 wlanconfig ath create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta nosbeacon 
     9wlanconfig ath create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta 
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    1111 
    12 Note, that when creating stations and access points together, the station command must have the ''nosbeacon'' in order to stop the station's hardware beacon timers
     12Note, in revisions prior to r3476 when creating stations and access points together, the station command must have the ''nosbeacon'' parameter in order to stop the station from using the hardware beacon timer for missed beacon alarms - as it is used by the AP for beacon delivery in this case.  In revisions since r3476, the driver just sets the flag appropriately when necessary
    1313 
    1414You can also create multiple logical access points which you can use separately: 
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    2424 
    25 In the above case, all of the APs will have different MAC addresses. To force them to share the address of the base device, use the '''-bssid'' flag: 
    26  
    27 {{{ 
    28 wlanconfig ath create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode ap -bssid 
    29 wlanconfig ath create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode ap -bssid 
    30 }}} 
    31  
    32 This creates two access points, using the first available suffixes for ''ath'', and both sharing the same MAC. 
     25In the above case, all of the APs will automatically have uniquely assigned MAC addresses.  This creates two access points, using the first available suffixes for ''ath'', and both sharing the same MAC. 
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    3427For more infomation on ''wlanconfig'' see its man page. 
    3528 
    3629= VAP Creation Order = 
    37 From the Users-Guide: Only one station VAP can exist on a device. If the station VAP is the first VAP created, then no other VAPs are allowed to be created. If the first VAP created is in AP (Master) mode, then one station VAP is allowed to be created. In this case, other AP VAPs can also be created after the station VAP. When AP and station VAPs coexist, the nosbeacon flag must be used when creating the station. This flag disables the use of hardware beacon timers for station mode operation. ( http://madwifi.org/users-guide/node14.html ). 
     30From the Users-Guide: Only one station VAP can exist on a device. If the station VAP is the first VAP created, then no other VAPs are allowed to be created. If the first VAP created is in AP (Master) mode, then one station VAP is allowed to be created. In this case, other AP VAPs can also be created after the station VAP.