[TriLUG] selecting one wap from many: MAC addresses of waps
michael.ansel at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 17:22:44 EDT 2008
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Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> I tried setting the wap's MAC address with
> iwconfig eth0 ap $mac
> but this didn't make any difference, whether I did it before or
> after connection, and whether I used wpa_supplicant or the standard
> wireless tools to connect.
> Setting the channel didn't make any difference either. After the
> connection was established it was to the channel and MAC address of
> some other wap.
Slightly unrelated, but I have seen the channel setting make a
difference when dealing with monitor mode and aircrack-ng. No solid
proof for or against though on the MAC setting.
>> The only time I've done strict associations has been using
>> iwconfig on OpenWrt,
> so you got it to work? What might I have done to not get it to
> Wondering if the iwconfig command was being completely ignored, I
> changed the SSID and this got me to a different wap, so some of the
> iwconfig commands do something.
I kind of got the feeling the AP setting was being ignored too. IIRC,
the essid was what really made the difference. I think what I ended up
doing was defining every option possible for the access point I wanted
to connect to. Admittedly, I never worked with same SSID, different
MAC access points, but I think it might be worth a shot to set every
value and see what happens (if you are unsure of some of the settings,
check out iwlist. Yeah, asking the computer what you should be telling
it... doesn't make much sense). I'm willing to bet my success was due
in part to luck, but I'll do everything I can to help you out (and
maybe learn now what I should have back then!) I'll pull out my old
router when I get home and take a look at that one too.
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