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I wonder if it should be possible to have an wireless access point using hostapd (as described in Set up an access point) on the same interface that connects to a wireless network for internet.

I have a working setup where hostapd runs on wlan0 and I can use the internet from eth0 - so internet and AP are on different interfaces/devices.

The wireless card is a Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 card.

Should this be possible given this hardware in general?

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It is not possible. You would need two wireless cards.

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There are WiFi cards that can act as both a station and as an AP. I've heard that there are Atheros cards that are capable of doing that, however I have not been able to obtain one to test it out with.

I don't think the Intel Centrino devices are able to do it however.

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