Bridging mode

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Wireless bridging was standardized with the IEEE 802.11c specification . IEEE 802.11c from 1998 has meanwhile been replaced by IEEE 802.1D from 2004. This standard only briefly describes the fundamentals of IEEE 802.11 .

Wireless Bridging is the coupling of two wireless network - topologies over WLAN . In bridging, there is a dedicated radio connection between two access points . The remote station is identified via the MAC address . Attempts to register from normal wireless devices are denied (in contrast to repeating mode ). Today, this technology is mostly implemented via the Wireless Distribution System (WDS).

In contrast to client mode , bridging mode establishes a point-to-point connection between two access points, while an access point in client mode can log into an existing WLAN like any other end device.

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  1. Media access control (MAC) bridges - Supplement for support by IEEE 802.11 . IEEE. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  2. IEEE Std 802.1D-2004 - Media Access Control (MAC) Bridges (PDF; 2.54 MB) University of Glasgow . S. 23. Accessed on December 4, 2012.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /