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comment Why does my Linksys WRT54G have three MAC addresses?
(1) Do you have ways to tell which is which? (2) It is not exactly "The MAC displayed near the IP 192.168.1.1 ". 192.168.1.1 is the IP of the router, and I connect to it on my computer to configure the router. its webpage shows a MAC address.
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comment Why does my Linksys WRT54G have three MAC addresses?
do you mean that the MAC address shown in 192.168.1.1 is for WLAN, while the one on the bottom of router is for LAN? Why is that?
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accepted Which layer of network stack does access point operate?
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comment Which device can create a new network?
Thanks. (1) by "Ethernet ports", do you mean the same as LAN ports? (2) what makes pluging into an Ethernet port of a router not create a new network, while plugging into a WAN port of a router does? Is it whether the router assigns internal IP to computers directly connected to the router?
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comment Which layer of network stack does access point operate?
@Immanuel: Thanks. What makes a router create a new network, while a switch or access point can't?
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accepted Why does my Linksys WRT54G have three MAC addresses?
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asked Is IP address assigned to a network interface?
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comment Why does my Linksys WRT54G have three MAC addresses?
my computer has a wireless adapter and a wired adapter. Are their "HWaddr" called their "Mac addresses"?
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comment Why does my Linksys WRT54G have three MAC addresses?
I ran them on my computer. Whose MAC address is "HWaddr" for?
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comment Why does my Linksys WRT54G have three MAC addresses?
What do "HWaddr" in the output of ifconfig mean? They are different from the three I mentioned at first.
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comment Why does my Linksys WRT54G have three MAC addresses?
Thanks. I added the output of ifconfig. In its output, are "HWaddr" for some components of router, or for my computer's network adapters?
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comment Why does my Linksys WRT54G have three MAC addresses?
Thanks. What differences are between "base Mac addr" and "Mac addr"?
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comment Which layer of network stack does access point operate?
Thanks. WHy doesn't a AP operate just in layer 1 but in 2? A link it says "In a sense, it's very much like a hub in that it pays no attention to the data that crosses it - it simply sends everything that it receives on a wired connection to the wireless transmitter and everything that it receives wirelessly is sent to the wired connection." The book says hub operates in layer 1.
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comment Which device can create a new network?
@heavyd: Thanks. Is the following a necessary condition for being a network: in a network, must every connected machine be assigned an internal IP?