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SSID

Hi

Cisco documentation says that:

"SSID is a unique identifier that client devices use to associate with the AP. The SSID allows client devices to distinguish between multiple networks in the same vicinity."

What does the phrase "multiple networks in the same vicinity" in the above para mean ?

Does "multiple networks in the same vicinity" refer to two different WLANs itself ?

If yes, APs and clients belonging to different WLANs operate in the same location ?

(or)

Does it simply refer to two APs beloging to the same network and operating in different channels?

Thanks and regards

S. Vijayendran

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Re: SSID

Different WLAN's

you can have several networks in the same location but all are discrete networks the SSID identifies them.

It is a little like 3 or 4 clubs hold a meeting in the same community hall to keep the memebers in the right part of the hall and listenting to the right speakers they all wear a different club shirt so they are easy to identify

David

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Cisco Employee

Re: SSID

Different WLAN's

you can have several networks in the same location but all are discrete networks the SSID identifies them.

It is a little like 3 or 4 clubs hold a meeting in the same community hall to keep the memebers in the right part of the hall and listenting to the right speakers they all wear a different club shirt so they are easy to identify

David

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