network function and WAP

xjxxjx Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
I read all those OSI layer functions in all those tech words, but I still could not figure it out which layer of it acturely hand network function ? physical or network ?

is WAP at physicall layer or data link or both ?

now my head is so big, hope i don't look too stupid icon_rolleyes.gif


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    johnnynodoughjohnnynodough Member Posts: 634
    A wireless access point, by itself, operates both at the physical layer and the network layer. The broadcasting of 802.11x radio signals is a physical layer attribute, and the translation to 802.2 and 802.3 is a datalink layer attribute. Heres a simple way to remember if a device operates at least at the datalink layer, if it has a MAC address, it will at least be in the data link layer, maybe more layers, maybe not.

    If it were a wireless access point/router it would operate at layers 1-3.
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