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Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

Hi!!

I have a WLC 2504 and AP 1602. Is it possible to give the client multiple ip addresses with one mac address. If yes, how it's made on WLC or AP?

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Re: Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

A MAC address should only have one IP address. You should not have or try to have two IP address for the same MAC address (don't know how you would do that) but your arp table on the router would get confused and things would break.

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Re: Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

In certain cases there is a need to have multiple IP addresses responding beyond a single client wireless association. For example, some video cameras will have an internal communication module that tied to wireless interface via ethernet. Some PoS devices may have similar requirement.

In WLC there is an option WLAN->WirelessID->Advanced->Passive Client.

Now I am not sure if this will work with multiple IP addresses tied to the same MAC or not.

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Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

I have this problem with VMWare virtual machines that can not get ip address via DHCP. I note the following, that if you give a static IP address, everything works fine. Why is this happening?

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Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

Do you get the IP from the WLC DHCP? It likely just ignores the request.

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Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

I get IP address from external DHCP server.

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Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

Do you bridge the VMware virtual interface to a NIC in the host OS? I'd suspect that the WLC is blocking that request for second IP. Would it be difficult to set up a traffic capture after WLC and see if there are any DHCP requests leaving the WLC for the VMware hosts?

Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

What is the topology in terms of the Vmware environment, can you draw or explain it?

Do you have a 1-1 virtual host to switchport arrangement or does your physical host have a trunk link to a single switchport?

Each virtual host will have a seperate MAC address and should have a seperate IP address, your physical host will also have an IP address and MAC.

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Re: Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

Well a single device will only have one IP address. If your talking about WGB, that's a different story. Each device still has a different IP address. Dhcp hands out IP address per MAC address.

VMworkstaion I think has an issue when you bridge the connection. I use parallels on MacBook and I can bridge. VMworkstation I never could.


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Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

My topology: the PC with OS on which deployed VMWare with VM. I switched APs in Flexconnect mode and also faild.

I note that all devices connected to the wi-fi network and work well. Maybe there is some protection for the APs?

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Re: Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

It's not supported as far as I know if you are bridging the VM's network connection.

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/329343

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Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

Good, why doesn't work in flexconnect mode?

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Re: Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

You locally switching?

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Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

Yes.

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Re: Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

Here is a link.

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-36103

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Re: Multiple IP adress on one mac address?

I think it is not supported to have multiple mac-address for one IP address.

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