about nwid and essid

Giulio Orsero giulioo at pobox.com
Wed Jan 30 09:31:25 EST 2002

On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 09:48:05 -0800, Jean Tourrilhes <jt at bougret.hpl.hp.com>

>Giulio Orsero wrote :
>> I could not find a clear explanaton on why I would want to set nwid
>> different from essid, and if I'd want to set them at all (and not leave
>> autodetection do the work).
>	Not all card support all Wireless Extensions. In this case,
>you don't have any choice, because there is not a single card
>supporting both ESSID and NWID.

But what's the purpose of nwid if we have essid?
If some card use nwid and some card essid, and for roaming to work you need
to set essid the same on all cards, what happens? In the first card you set
nwid = to the essid of the 2nd?


giulioo at pobox.com

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