Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#16 closed enhancement (fixed)

Multiple BSSID feature

Reported by: Vincent Bernat Owned by: nbd
Priority: low Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: base system Version: 2.0
Keywords: multiple ssid bssid Cc: bernat@…, jonas@…


Firmware from Asus implements the multiple BSSID feature : several AP with different SSID and different security settings (but same channel) can be handled with the same Broadcom radio. This feature is like having as many radio as we want in a WRT54G, with the restriction on the channel and a shared bandwidth. wlconf.c contains functions using this feature. Each "radio" gets its own interface.

It would be nice to get the same feature into OpenWRT.

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Change History (16)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

  • Priority changed from normal to low

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by nbd

  • Owner changed from developers to nbd
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by JonasNZ

  • Cc bernat@… added; bernat@… removed

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by nbd

The new system code and the driver are integrated and seem to work. The old driver has been patched to work with the new code (it's useful to keep it, because it's smaller).

Next step will be integrating the new features in wificonf (and maybe changing a few small things in wlcompat).

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by nbd

wificonf can now set up the new driver including the new virtual interfaces.
wep seems to be broken with the new driver (at least for me).
nas still needs to be integrated

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by a.boegl@…

How are the names of the nvram variables to set this up?

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by bccahill@…

Just wondering if any work is still being done on this.... I am very interested in using it. Could I get a copy of the work that has been done so far?


comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

Is there some documentation on how to set up these virtual interfaces?

comment:9 Changed 12 years ago by Vincent Bernat

dd-wrt seems to be able to manage multiple ssid with different WPA settings for each SSID. Is there some progress about this on OpenWrt ?

comment:10 Changed 12 years ago by Vincent Bernat

dd-wrt uses a new wl.o driver (version vs along with an updated nas binary. WEP and WPA work fine with this new version. Additionaly, each virtual interface gets its own MAC address. This does not seem to address the problem that only the first SSID appears in a scan (others are appearing randomly). The driver seems to be clearly a progress over the old driver. I don't know where dd-wrt developer got it.

comment:11 Changed 11 years ago by mmay@…

I am still pretty interested in this feature. OpenWRT seems to be the best WRT-Firmware on the market right now (thanks, guys). Anyway, could you possibly use the driver from DD-WRT in your own "distribution"?

comment:12 Changed 11 years ago by erik osterholm g mail com

I'm also very interested in this feature. Any progress here?

comment:13 Changed 11 years ago by mike@…

I am also very interested and would be willing to put up some cash for a bounty. Maybe in the 4 digit range.

comment:14 Changed 11 years ago by nbd

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Multi BSSID is not possible with this driver. Multi SSID is integrated with the new stuff in Kamikazez...

Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

comment:15 Changed 4 years ago by jow

  • Cc bernat@… jonas@… added; bernat@… removed
  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

Milestone Attitude Adjustment 12.09 deleted

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