hostapd, configured by this project, to create an AP (access point) on an embedded device. I've also tested on a few laptops.
With my laptop, wifi stays connected and a new interface dedicated to the AP is created. On the device, wifi is dropped and the AP is on the standard wifi interface.
The laptop is
hostapd v2.4 and
bus/pci/drivers/iwlwifi for the driver.
Device is a custom
hostapd v0.8.x built for the
It seems to be a hard limitation of the RTL8188 wireless card.
If I want to look at other wireless cards for future devices how can I tell from hardware specifications if it will support connecting and broadcasting at the same time?
Is this "dual-band"? I think some devices can broadcast and connect at once, but only if the AP is broadcast on the same wifi channel, while others can do multi-channel (but it seems
r8188eu can do neither).
Then again for all I know the limitation of not being able to connect and broadcast on the same channel could be due to the old version of