Subject: Re: Wireless ethernet advise requested....
To: None <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com>
Date: 10/01/2000 13:10:43
In message <200010010735.e917ZxK01174@grosse.bisbee.fugue.com>, Ted Lemon write
>> I don't think this is really a fair criticism -- I don't think any
>> other access points that have only 1 slot will do this either...
>I mean that you can't do:
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> | |
> +---airport base-| \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ |-airport base---+
> | |
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>wire 1 wire 2
>This, to me, seems like a pretty glaring omission. :'(
I hadn't thought about this [or rather, I had, but I had assumed it
would Just Work (tm)]; I suppose you've tested it and it doesn't work?
Thinking about it, I guess the problem is that both want to be in seperate
BSSes, and there's no way to make one join another BSS. Of course,
this is just a software issue, which makes "glaring omission" seems
a reasonable statement.
On the other hand, the number of cases where you want to do this are
[Following all of this with interest]
The Lucent [orinoco] WaveLAN POINT-II Access Point Bridge implies that it
can do the above. Quoting from an ad:
"Secondly, it enables you to create a wireless backbone, with the
wireless-to-wireless bridging feature, that allows you to build an
extension to your wired network without expanding the wired backbone."
The Lucent device has space for two cards, but I presume that one could
just put on in each end and make it do the above picture. I also wonder
if you couldn't put in two cards on one end and have it bridge in other
wireless devices. Nothing says you can't, but I don't know...
Brad Spencer - firstname.lastname@example.org
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