I'm trying to figure out how to set up my RTL8188CUS Wifi dongle to run in both AP and Client mode at the same time.
How can I do this in Linux?
hostapd running fine and I remember reading about AP+Client mode somewhere a while ago for the RTL8188, but I can't remember where.
I'm on Debian 4.7.2-5 for ARM. Linux kernel 3.4.90+.
I found the following threads that might be of use and (I think) relevant:
I tried the first first link, no success.
I have managed to get
iw list to work on Debain 8 Jessie x64.
It outputs the following:
software interface modes (can always be added): * AP/VLAN * monitor interface combinations are not supported
However according to Realteks release notes of their latest drivers
they state that the RTL8188CUS supports concurrent modes such as
STA+AP as of version
Doesn't this contradict what
iw list states?
If not, how would an
STA+AP mode be achieved?
UPDATE I figured it out. Please see my answer for more info.