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A Router and an Extender

by ruifreitas13 / December 19, 2012 12:30 AM PST

Hi. I have a Router Hitron and an extender Cisco re1000. Both have (naturaly) the same SSID, but on the inSSIDer app, they appear in two differeent graphic lines and eventualy in two different channels. Is this the usual way?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 12:34 AM PST

Think about the MAC address.

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A Router and an Extender
by ruifreitas13 / December 19, 2012 9:24 PM PST
In reply to: Sure.

Ok. I confess I'm a bit ignorant about this and thought I discovered here, a reason for the lack of quality of my signal. Thanks.

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In networking the packet has some other information.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 11:28 PM PST

It's not just by IP or SSID. That's why I wrote to think about the MAC address.

Your first question is pretty simple to see why. Your next question is a new discussion and I don't see much detail to work with. It could be "number of bars" = quality or "slow". I can't tell which.

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Re: In networking the packet has some other information.
by ruifreitas13 / December 20, 2012 1:04 AM PST

Thank you, Bob.
I'll try to "think about the MAC address" whatever it means, seek an answer, and eventually open a new discussion.

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Sorry. This makes me think I upset you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 1:10 AM PST


It's in those packets that fly around so a packet can have that information and bingo, you know it's not from the same device.

I had hoped to avoid tutorials by noting what I would use to sniff out it's on another connection.

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Absolutely not!
by ruifreitas13 / December 20, 2012 1:36 AM PST

You did not upset me.
It was probably my poor English that makes you think that. Sorry.

The question is that I don't have enough knowledge not even to put my question clearly. Again, I will try to look around and start to organize my own doubts.

Thanks (sincerely).

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