I have setup an access point and all works fine when I have just the one wifi dongle connected.
However, if I have 2 wifi dongles connected when the system boots up the system connects to the internet (via wlan1) but it does not start up the access point (wlan0 does not register as being associated with the access point).
However, if I boot it with just the one wifi dongle it associates with the access point and I can connect as expected. Then if i plug the second wifi dongle in it connects to the internet and the access point still works and internet forwarding works.
is there some sort of priority issue here with how they are booting? or is it something else im missing?