[Olsr-dev] algorithm to generate BSSID from SSID and channel

Markus Kittenberger (spam-protected)
Fri Jun 29 20:34:25 CEST 2012

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <
(spam-protected)> wrote:

> On Jun 29, 2012, at 1:57 PM, Markus Kittenberger wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <
> (spam-protected)> wrote:
>> Here's our idea for a standard algorithm for generating a static BSSID
>> based on the SSID and the channel.  Aaron suggested using the channel
>> directly in the BSSID to lower the risk of conflicts.  Basically,
>> networks with the same BSSID on different channels will work,
> yes but many devices will actually connect to each other on such a setup.
> of course with quite bad reception as the channel is wrong,
> (in the lab with afair some bulelts this worked up to an offset of 15mhz!)
> -> use different BSSID
> Markus
> Do you have a suggestion how to do this in an algorithm?
just encode the channel into the bssid

btw i just meant do not use the same bssid for different channels,..
(which is what aaron suggested to avoid conflicts) and which you comemnted,
with "basically it would work"

so i felt it might be a good idea, to tell what kind of conflicts/issues
you get with the same BSSID.

this btw is also a reason to NOT use the same CA:FE BA:BE bssid for
different channels


>  That's the goal: make an algorithm that takes an SSID and channel and
> generates a BSSID with the least likelyhood that there will be conflicts.

> .hc
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