Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Looking at the wireless statistics on a TL-WR740N wireless router, I sometimes see the MAC address "00-20-00-A5-22-1A" connecting, with the current status being "STA-ASSOC".

The manual actually shows exactly this current status as example on page 52. I don't know this MAC address, and it has sent packets to the router, but I haven't seen received packets yet.

The router uses WPA/WPA2 with AES as encryption, which is what it shows when my workstation connects to the router.

Does anyone know what STA-ASSOC is, and if someone have access to the router?

share|improve this question

migrated from serverfault.com Sep 9 '11 at 22:50

This question came from our site for professional system and network administrators.

3  
I would think it's "Status: Associated" –  l0c0b0x Sep 9 '11 at 20:39
    
@l0c0b0x : The manual also lists something called STA-JOINED. Does that make sense in this conjunction? –  Sandra Sep 9 '11 at 21:57

3 Answers 3

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Station associated. Not sure what device it is though.

share|improve this answer
    
What could that mean? Perhaps another wireless nearby? –  Sandra Sep 9 '11 at 21:55

You can't MAC address filter such stations according to my knowledge. PS3 and iPod tend to take on such roles especially when MAC filtered.

share|improve this answer
    
This does not seem to answer the question though. –  Kevin Panko Nov 4 '13 at 3:56

00-20-00-A5-22-1A is a Lexmark print server.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.