Subject: Re: Setting the default port on ethernet cards
To: Marc Horowitz <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/29/1997 17:19:16
Marc Horowitz writes:
> No.  As perry said, it describes the set of radios with which you
> communicate.  If you think of it as a seed for the spread-spectrum
> sequencing, you'll be ok, although that's not how it's done.  Each
> card also has an ethernet-like mac address (6 octets, broadcast and
> multicast are done the same way, etc).  You could call the mac address
> of a wavelan a composite of the real mac and the nwid (which is 16
> bits), but that's not really what you want.  It's particularly unclean
> because you often want to change the nwid, but leave the mac the same.

Indeed, while roaming, you will change the nwid as you move from cell
to cell, but your mac address always remains the same.