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How many SSIDs a BSSID can support? I think it cant support more than 1.

I have a basic question. How many SSIDs can be associated with single BSSID. I think not more than one. Does it depend on the manufacturer of AP?

Thanks.

Re: How many SSIDs a BSSID can support? I think it cant support more than 1.

Hey, the BSSID refers to the MAC of the AP, see below

https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Wireless-Access/what-is-the-difference-between-SSID-and-BSSID/td-p/156842

If you are referring to how many SSID's can be supported on each AP, it is generally 16 (8 on each radio) but It is not recommend due to the RF overhead created.

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Re: How many SSIDs a BSSID can support? I think it cant support more than 1.

I mean in wifi analyzers will it show same mac address/bssid for multiple
ssids. I think in Aruba APs there are different Bssid associated with
different ssid when we observe using wifi analyser tools like netstumbler.
Frequent Contributor II

Re: How many SSIDs a BSSID can support? I think it cant support more than 1.

I mean in wifi analyzers will it show same mac address/bssid for multiple
ssids. I think in Aruba APs there are different Bssid associated with
different ssid when we observe using wifi analyser tools like netstumbler. Is it vendor dependent or a standard that each SSID must have different BSSID associated with it on wireless side.

Re: How many SSIDs a BSSID can support? I think it cant support more than 1.

Correct, it will be the wired MAC then increments for each BSSID.


For example, this is the wired MAC of an Instant AP

 

Instant-105# show interface      
bond0 is up, line protocol is up
Hardware is Gigabit Ethernet, address is d8:c7:c8:c4:5f:b2

This is the BSSID's for each SSID. This shows 1x SSID on 2.4/5Ghz and 1x SSID on 5Ghz

 

Instant-105# show ap bss-table   

Aruba AP BSS Table
------------------
bss                ess      port  ip           phy   type  ch/EIRP/max-EIRP  cur-cl  ap name      in-t(s)  tot-t
---                ---      ----  --           ---   ----  ----------------  ------  -------      -------  -----
d8:c7:c8:c5:fb:22  weebox   ?/?   192.168.1.7  g-HT  ap    1/19/19           0       Instant-105  0        11d:9h:18m:26s
d8:c7:c8:c5:fb:2a  weebox   ?/?   192.168.1.7  a-HT  ap    36+/22/22         3       Instant-105  0        11d:9h:18m:34s
d8:c7:c8:c5:fb:2c  weexbox  ?/?   192.168.1.7  a-HT  ap    36+/22/22         0       Instant-105  0        11d:9h:18m:25s

See here for further info

 

http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Controller-Based-WLANs/How-is-the-BSSID-derived-from-the-Access-Point-ethernet-MAC/ta-p/176290 


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