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302 Points

Thu, Jun 23, 2016 5:23 AM

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2 mac addresses broadcasting in an AP

why does the access point broadcast 2 mac addresses? what appears in my WiFi analyzer is a different mac address

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256 Points

4 years ago

Dual band- 2.4 and 5 GHz.

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3.6K Points

4 years ago

They are BSS-ID's and as Allyson states the AP will broadcast one per WLAN per radio.

17 Messages

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302 Points

4 years ago

i think the 2.4Ghz band is now broadcasting the mac address, how can i check the 5Ghz band and verify if they broadcast different mac?

222 Messages

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3.6K Points

4 years ago

If you have a dual band android device install WiFi Analyser and you can select the band to view. If you have a dual band windows machine try installing Acrylic WiFi

Alternatively, if you have a controlled environment then go to the AP management screen of the AP and you should see the BBS-ID's listed with the relevant radio.