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Does Wi-Fi traffic from one client to another travel via the access point?

Yes, the communication is traveling through the access point. In this case the AP is functioning exactly like a switch does in a wired network. It is possible to have two devices communicate directly,...
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Does Wi-Fi traffic from one client to another travel via the access point?

Obviously the Access Point (AP) must be in range of both (assuming no fancy mesh modes, etc.) for the network to be deemed available, but does the data actually travel through it? Yes, data actually ...
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Does Wi-Fi traffic from one client to another travel via the access point?

The standard configuration for Wi-Fi (with Access Points) is to operate as a repeater. The AP will pick up the data it receives and retransmit. This configuration is the standard for centralized radio ...
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Can a router have the same ip on both sides?

You technically could use the same address on both interfaces, but the traffic for /24 will only go to the interface with that subnet, since routing follows the longest network prefix. However, if the ...
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iLO Interface connections of storage device in the server rack

I don't know about your overall connectivity requirements. It depends on what you're doing. However, the Integrated Lights-Out (ILO) is a management port. It is intended for out-of-band management ...
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TP-Link switch redundancy

In order to be able to use layer-2 switched network while having loops, you need to enable STP protocol (Spanning Tree Protocol). If your switches don't support such protocol, it is not possible to ...
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How to connect multiple switches together?

The data sheet for the switch provides the following information: • Dedicated SFP ports provides fiber uplinks without sacrificing any downlink Gigabit port. Up to 4 SFP ports provide not only ...
Dale Forguson's user avatar
1 vote

CouchDB replication recommended topologies

I have no special experience with seven nodes (but with three nodes) but there should not be a problem at all with replicating each node with each other. I do that also with the three nodes I use in ...
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Layout for aws services across regions

To expand create an endpoint in each region: = Route53 latency based DNS for any of same for API2 and API3 ...
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