when we use bvi on access point

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Mar 2nd, 2008

hi every body

i want to know following:

what is the purpose of bvi?

An access point needs only one ip address for management then why do we need bvi?


I have this problem too.
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Edison Ortiz Sun, 03/02/2008 - 11:45

The BVI is your management IP address and the IP address is placed there to identify that is part of your current subnet.

The physical interfaces have the bridge-group commands to forward traffic from the wired network to the wireless network and vice-versa.

What place do you suggest placing the management IP address ? Think of the BVI the same way as the SVI on a 2950 switch.





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