bridge and AP

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Richard Atkin Wed, 11/21/2007 - 13:30

Yes, Access Points basically just bridge traffic between wired and wireless interfaces, which is achived through the implementation of Bridge-Groups; basically one per VLAN / sub-interface / SSID.

BVI 1 is typically reserved for AP management, and doesn't normally bridge to a Wireless interface.

Richard Atkin Wed, 11/21/2007 - 13:46

An Access Point is used to allow client devices (laptops, etc..) to connect to a LAN, the SSID they connect to maps to a VLAN via the AP.

A bridge is used to provide a connection between two (or more) locations, just like you would use a wire, but without the wire.

Most Cisco devices can perform both roles, although not at the same time.

Richard Atkin Wed, 11/21/2007 - 14:49

Sorry, I don't understand the question / context. Can you explain the situation in more detail?


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