Subject: Re: Wireless ethernet advise requested....
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com>
Date: 10/01/2000 13:13:07
Brad Spencer writes:
> However, when reading about access points, they seem to advertise
> themselves as bridges. Is this term the same as on wired LANs?? Further,
Yes, they are a "store and forward bridge" that is capable of bridging
between wireless and wired networks _and_ wireless end station to wireless
end station. (to effectively double the range)
I presume that some are able to do both wireless end station to wireless
end station *and* "notebook computer" to wireless end station if you have
one that has two cards.
> Are there access points that act on the ethernet frame level, more like
> repeaters, or act more like a passive bridge, moving packets from one side
> to the other without really getting involved itself??
Well it is a smart bridge, a layer 2 device that learns which side has
which MAC address rather than blinding duplicating every packet between
Thanks... this is what I was hoping for...
Brad Spencer - firstname.lastname@example.org
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