Access Point Association?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 11, 2004
I have a pair of access points in my apartment, two Linksys WRT54Gs. They are running WDS so I have a wireless link between the two. With WDS both access points can accept wireless clients. My question is, is there any way within OS X to determine which access point I am associated to?


macrumors 65816
Jun 2, 2003
round the corner
If the two access points are making one network then I think OS X will try and keep a good signal by using whichever station is closest

I don't know how you know which one is in use though


Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
In WDS, you still have different IP numbers for the two access points (on the local network), right? I was going to recommend using ping -R, but I keep getting an error message when I try that. :(

The logic would be that you have an IP address for the router that is connected to the ISP (cablemodem, whatever), and an IP address for the WDS. If you ping the former, you will obviously always get the IP address for the former in the route. But if you ping it while you're connected to the WDS, you'll get both IP addresses in your route.

Of course that would all be nice if ping -R worked.... :eek:
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