Triffgits
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[Solved] AP + Client using BCM43143?

Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:07 am

Is it possible to connect my raspberry pi to my router via the official raspberry pi wifi dongle and use it as an access point as well?
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Re: AP + Client using BCM43143?

Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:15 am

No. A dongle can only run as an infrastructure client or an access point, not both at once. You'd need two dongles.
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Re: AP + Client using BCM43143?

Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:58 pm

Thanks, marking as solved.

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Re: [Solved] AP + Client using BCM43143?

Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:42 am

I think AP + client mode could be possible with BCM43143. I have a Pi3 which has the same chipset

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$ iwlist
Returns:

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valid interface combinations:
                 * #{ IBSS, managed, AP } <= 2, #{ P2P-client, P2P-GO } <= 1, #{ P2P-device } <= 1,
                   total <= 3, #channels <= 2
Which suggests that managed + AP mode is possible

I have AP mode running using hostapd on wlan0, I have tried adding a second wlan1 interface to /etc/interfaces but get error

Cannot find device "wlan1"
Bind socket to interface: No such device

When I try and bring it up. How can a second WLAN interface be bind to the network device for use in client mode at

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