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Old 03-24-2008, 04:03 AM   #1
Paris Heng
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Multiple Wireless Interfaces


Dear,

How to run multiple Multiple Wireless Interfaces (Let say 2 interfaces simultaneously). What should I do? Compiling the new kernel or installing a new kind of network manager?

Please assist.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 06:54 AM   #2
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You probably want to set them up manually instead of using a network manager and set one up to use a different frequency so they don't interfere with eachother. I assume you are connecting to two separate APs. A wireless network is like using a hub. Two devices can't talk at once on the same frequency.
 
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You probably want to set them up manually instead of using a network manager and set one up to use a different frequency so they don't interfere with eachother. I assume you are connecting to two separate APs. A wireless network is like using a hub. Two devices can't talk at once on the same frequency.
Do you know about bonding?
 
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For bonding the switch or router also needs to understand bonding. For wireless, if you transmit on the same frequency at the same time, the wireless devices will be interfering with each other. Besides the devices, a wireless network is like using a hub. Only one host can transmit at a time. If you are able to bond two wireless devices at your computer, you will need to use two separate routers and a downline switch that understands bonding and will prune a duplicate route.

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