A multi-SSID (also called “multi-MAC”) access point is a single
access point that broadcasts multiple SSIDs using a single radio.
Each SSID uses a separate, distinct MAC address (also known as
“BSSID”), which means that such APs appear as separate, distinct
devices for WLAN users. Detection of multi-SSID APs is important
for one of the visualizations, namely
for an obvious reason: despite the fact that multiple SSIDs use the
same channel, they cause no interference between
TamoGraph attempts to detect such multi-SSID APs and mark them
accordingly. They appear as a group of icons on the floor plan,
where each SSID/MAC address is represented by one icon. They also
share a single tooltip window that lists the SSIDs and MAC
addresses used by the AP’s radio.
Because detection of multi-SSID APs cannot be 100% reliable for a
number of technical reasons, TamoGraph allows you to link several
icons to form a multi-SSID AP if automatic detection failed or,
conversely, split an incorrectly detected multi-SSID AP into
separate radios. These operations can be performed using the
Multi-MAC/Multi-SSID Access Point
context menu of the floor plan (central pane).