differenciating APs from a computer

Jerry Henderson jhen at prodigy.net
Thu Mar 13 07:45:33 EST 2003

The Aps and computer have unique MAC hardware addresses. Why don't you use
them to distinguish the source of frames?

Sincerely yours,
Jerry Henderson, Mgr.
Fortune Hi Tech Marketing
"Only when you work for yourself, is the company's best interest in your
best interest." http://www.gofortuneonline.com/bf/hen

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Subject: differenciating APs from a computer


I have a quetion, which could sound retarded, but I have a point:)

i have three AP, in bridge mode connected to the same computer throught a
hub. The computer has a dhcp server running. The clients get their IP
adresses from
this dhcp server.
Now, the question is: can I tell apart packets coming from different AP?
and if so, how?
In other words, I want to be able to distinguish  packets from clients
associate to one AP or another, using only one network card...
I think I cant, unless the AP in bridge mode uses his
own MAC address, stripping the MAC of the client, but I am unsure how
bridge mode works...
All the AP have different essids

Any thoughts? Thanks!


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