BBSID versus SSID

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Hi there,

I have a wireless router that has 2 BBSIDs on one SSID. I.e. when I connect
I see two identical wireless networks, except for the BBSID. One of the
networks has a reception of 50%, the other 35%. My network automatically
connects to the 50% network, but this network is very slow. I want my
network card to (statically) connect to the 35% one. Is there some way I can
do this (forced)?

Card: ralink / raconfig2500 2.3.0.0.

anyone pulled this of before?

thx, in advanced

Seansan




Re: BBSID versus SSID
On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 12:18:35 +0100, in alt.internet.wireless , "Seansan"

>Hi there,
>
>I have a wireless router that has 2 BBSIDs on one SSID.

Sounds pretty unlikely - two BSSIDs would imply two different sets of
hardware.

>I.e. when I connect
>I see two identical wireless networks, except for the BBSID. One of the
>networks has a reception of 50%, the other 35%.

sounds more like two identical routers in adjacent houses, with the same
default ssid.

>I want my
>network card to (statically) connect to the 35% one. Is there some way I can
>do this (forced)?

Change your router's SSID to something unique to you, and tell your Os to
use that as a preferred network. In XP you do this in the wireless config
settings.
--
Mark McIntyre
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Re: BBSID versus SSID
Its not unlikely. I dont know how this works but I detect two BBSIDs. If i
could attach a pic I would.

Seansan


> On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 12:18:35 +0100, in alt.internet.wireless , "Seansan"
>
>>Hi there,
>>
>>I have a wireless router that has 2 BBSIDs on one SSID.
>
> Sounds pretty unlikely - two BSSIDs would imply two different sets of
> hardware.
>
>>I.e. when I connect
>>I see two identical wireless networks, except for the BBSID. One of the
>>networks has a reception of 50%, the other 35%.
>
> sounds more like two identical routers in adjacent houses, with the same
> default ssid.
>
>>I want my
>>network card to (statically) connect to the 35% one. Is there some way I
>>can
>>do this (forced)?
>
> Change your router's SSID to something unique to you, and tell your Os to
> use that as a preferred network. In XP you do this in the wireless config
> settings.
> --
> Mark McIntyre
> CLC FAQ <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html
> CLC readme: <http://www.ungerhu.com/jxh/clc.welcome.txt
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Re: BBSID versus SSID
> Its not unlikely. I dont know how this works but I detect two BBSIDs. If i
> could attach a pic I would.
>
> Seansan
>
>
>> On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 12:18:35 +0100, in alt.internet.wireless , "Seansan"
>>
>>>Hi there,
>>>
>>>I have a wireless router that has 2 BBSIDs on one SSID.
>>
>> Sounds pretty unlikely - two BSSIDs would imply two different sets of
>> hardware.
>>
>>>I.e. when I connect
>>>I see two identical wireless networks, except for the BBSID. One of the
>>>networks has a reception of 50%, the other 35%.
>>
>> sounds more like two identical routers in adjacent houses, with the same
>> default ssid.
>>
>>>I want my
>>>network card to (statically) connect to the 35% one. Is there some way I
>>>can
>>>do this (forced)?
>>
>> Change your router's SSID to something unique to you, and tell your Os to
>> use that as a preferred network. In XP you do this in the wireless config
>> settings.
>> --
>> Mark McIntyre
>> CLC FAQ <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html
>> CLC readme: <http://www.ungerhu.com/jxh/clc.welcome.txt
>>
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Nobody is arguing that you see two BSSIDs.  They're only questioning whether
they both come from the same device.  First of all, please post the BSSIDs.
Since, as Airhead stated, they are really MAC addresses, we can use that
information to discover the manufacturers of the devices.  If we discover
that they have different manufacturers, then we can be sure that they are
different devices.  The first half of the MAC address is the
Organizationally Unique Identifier, and can be looked up at
http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/index.shtml .

I ran into one person who didn't realize she was running two Access Points.
One, she knew, was built into her wireless router.  The other was built into
her 2Wire DSL modem.  They were located in the same room, and running on the
same channel.  Downloads ran in fits and starts.  It's a wonder they ran at
all.

Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.




Re: BBSID versus SSID
On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 23:04:48 +0100, in alt.internet.wireless , "Seansan"

>Its not unlikely. I dont know how this works but I detect two BBSIDs.

And I detect about 4 in my front room. That doesn't mean my router has 4
different wireless devices in it. More likely there's other wireless access
points within range.
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Re: BBSID versus SSID

"Seansan"  wrote in message
> Hi there,
>
> I have a wireless router that has 2 BBSIDs on one SSID. I.e. when I
connect
> I see two identical wireless networks, except for the BBSID.

Sounds like your neighbor has a network using the same SSID as you.
BBSIDs
are actually the router/ap Mac address. So a router having 2 of them
would be
unlikely unless it has multiple wireless adapters.

One of the
> networks has a reception of 50%, the other 35%. My network
automatically
> connects to the 50% network, but this network is very slow. I want
my
> network card to (statically) connect to the 35% one. Is there some
way I can
> do this (forced)?

You might try setting it up as the Preferred Network in the wireless
properties.
Once connected stop the windows WZC utility. From a command prompt
type services.msc find wzc and stop it. To reconnect you will probably
have to enable it
again. There are some methods to automated this process, search  "wzc
stop icon" or so.
Or get you a new router that has only one BBSID


>
> Card: ralink / raconfig2500 2.3.0.0.
>
> anyone pulled this of before?
>
> thx, in advanced
>
> Seansan
>
>



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