Assignment of local IP

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Nomen Nescio, Oct 30, 2010.

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    Nomen Nescio Guest

    In XP when changing between admin and user accounts with the "switch user" option, I am assigned a different local IP depending on what user or admin account I am logged into. How does the hardware recognize the difference between user A and user B to do this? Is this done at the AP router or within windows itself?
     
    Nomen Nescio, Oct 30, 2010
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    Alfred Guest

    Not sure I understand you. I think the OP was saying he was
    getting different IPs using the SAME SSID, but different
    internal usernames on an XP system. When he logs on with one
    username he gets one IP and with another users name another
    IP. This would indicate that the AP/Router can identify
    incoming signals identity on paramaters other than MAC
    address, based on internal names within the operating system
    of the client computer.
     
    Alfred, Nov 9, 2010
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    Fruity Guest


    See the post from Peter Pan. Also in reading about VLANs on wikipedia,
    that you mentioned earlier, it appears the host can identify
    specifically what system is connecting and issue or deny DHCP or router
    access based on many different paramaters, not just MAC/hostname/client
    adapter name, thus yielding whatever local IP is desired or none at all
    (denial).

    But I am not sure how this works. Also if the OS is reported as you
    indicate above, that is just another indication of what system is
    connecting. I believe they can also triangulate your antennas location
    fairly precisely via sensors at various locations.

    Jeff often remarks that he throttles or blocks clients he does not like
    but have not seem him mention how he does that.
     
    Fruity, Nov 13, 2010
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    alexd Guest

    Meanwhile, at the alt.internet.wireless Job Justification Hearings, Fruity
    chose the tried and tested strategy of:
    802.1x
     
    alexd, Nov 14, 2010
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