[RndTbl] wireless basics

Dan Martin ummar143 at shaw.ca
Sun Jan 22 09:52:04 CST 2012

On 2012-01-22, at 9:18 AM, Sean Walberg wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Dan Martin <ummar143 at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Since 2 MAC addresses are given, I assume the "Airport ID" is to manage the device over wireless, and the "Ethernet ID" is to manage it over wired.  Is the IP address mapped to both of these?
> You should be able to ping it from both sides and see the MAC being used in the output of "arp -a"

The IP is mapped to the "Ethernet ID".

> We're also oversimplifying this. The MAC on a switch is used for many things, such as spanning tree or the management frames that wireless needs. None of these use IP, and you don't see them unless you're looking for them.
> Sean
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