[Olsr-dev] algorithm to generate BSSID from SSID and channel
Fri Jun 29 20:40:54 CEST 2012
On Jun 29, 2012, at 2:34 PM, Markus Kittenberger wrote:
> 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
> 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
I'm confused. The proposal I sent already includes the channel in two bytes of the generated BSSID. Am I missing something?
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