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Author Topic: dsl-2650u wifi router/hub/switch: is wifi connected as a hub or switch port ?  (Read 1134 times)


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i'm attempting to view data on my network via promisc mode on a station via it's wifi nic.
i'm seeing packets from the wifi net, but not from the wired stations.
i had thought that the wifi stations would be seen just as the other stations connected to the 4 hub ports on this device, but i'm not.
it looks as if the internal wifi access point is connected via an internal switched port to the 4 port hub.
is this true? or is there another explaination for this behavior?


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    • Router Troubleshooting

The ports on most modems and routers may not support promiscuous mode since the ports are based on a switch rather than a hub which allows all traffic to communicate between ports. Switches are more segregating of traffic between ports and devices.

Also check to see if this model modem has a WLAN Partition or AP isolation feature that could be blocking traffic between wireless and wired devices.
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