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Routing through Air Interface (General Wireless)

by dunne_2 / April 20, 2009 7:25 PM PDT

Hi all,

I had this question in mind for a long time: Assume that you have a wireless network which comprises a number of base stations each connected to a the internet via different xDLS connections (or any other means) i.e APs belong to different networks and are not in the same IP broadcast domain) , now assume that AP1 somehow knows that AP2 is in the same RF (AP1 and AP2 can see each other). Since AP1 AND AP2 are not in the same networks, for a packet to be sent from AP1 to AP2 , traditionally, the packet has to go to through the xDSL connection of the source and the from the core network back to the AP2 , is there any way you can send the packet from AP1 to AP2 directly through the air interface (without going to the core network) ? Please advice me assuming that a) we know the MAC address of AP2 and second scenario B) if we don't know the MAC of AP2 .

Many thanks


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There's a problem here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2009 10:40 PM PDT

There are too many "Assume"s. You as the network designer would know it will fail since there are assumptions and unknowns.

Should not work.

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Some explnation
by dunne_2 / April 20, 2009 10:53 PM PDT

Hi Bob,

Thanks for you note, Ok lets say here is the question , you have two wireless nodes that can see each other (are reachable to each other in RF) but they have different network IP address (not in the same IP broiadcast domain), can they communicate to each other directly? (withouth routing the packets theough the core network and just through the air interface something like a layer-2 solution) is there anyway you can do this?


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Let's say this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2009 11:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Some explnation

Any network engineer would chastise you for the lack of specifications and demand a full documentation of what is expected and more.

What you asked is vague and should only result in a dead end.

-> Why not be clearer? Is this some homework item?

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