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Re: Way OT: Aironet AP's -- Functionally more repeater or more bridge? posted 12/22/2005
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Functionally they are another router and bridge tied together!!!

Thanks and Regards
Arun
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim" <ccie2be@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:41 PM
Subject: Way OT: Aironet AP's -- Functionally more repeater or more bridge?


> Hi guys,
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> I'm starting to refresh myself on this WLAN technology and I was
wondering.
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> Would an AP be considered more a repeater or more a bridge?
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> Or, does it depend on the topology?
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> For example, suppose this were our 802.11 topology (and assume no ad-hoc
> peering between pc1 and pc2)
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>              pc 1                   pc 2
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>                             AP
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>    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
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>          server
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> When pc 1 is talking to pc 2 via the AP, is the AP acting like a repeater?
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> And, when pc 1 is talking to the server via the AP, is the AP acting like
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> bridge (switch) and thus building a mac address table?
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> I've been reviewing lots of WLAN material but nothing seems to discuss
this
> issue.
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> If these are really dumb questions, please accept my apologies and try to
> set me straight.
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> Thanks, Tim
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