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Apr 1st, 2007
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Hi all, can anyone tell me, if I have 1 ap mode set as root bridge, and the others as slaves, what does this mean, i have seen this setup, we have devices that connect to each of the access points, each ap is plugged into the lan, why would they have the root bridge setting set, what would this achieve ?

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alalli Sun, 04/01/2007 - 23:44
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Hi Carl,

I found this in one of my reference books. Hope it helps.

There are 4 modes (or roles) a wireless bridge can occupy.

1. Root Bridge can communicate with non-root bridges and clients. It can't communicate with another bridge setup as the root.

2. Non-Root bridge attaches to a root bridge. Some manufactures have a non-root mode that accepts clients as well. I think that slave mode might be the non-root bridge mode.

3. Access-Point Mode allows clients to attach.

4. Repeater- Used to extend the wireless range. Sits between a root bridge and a non-root bridge.


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