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I have 4 wireless APs based on the ESP8266. These APs all broadcast distinct SSIDs, but each serves LAN addresses in subnet 192.168.4.XXX. The subnet value is not configurable.

Then, I have a Linux host with 4 wireless NICs. I can make each NIC connect as a client of a different AP. NIC#1 is connected to AP#1 ... NIC#4 is connected to AP#4. Because all APs serve up .4 addresses, sometimes all 4 NIC get assigned the same IP, e.g. all 4 NICs might be assigned 192.168.4.101.

Each of the APs has other devices connected to them, besides the dedicated host NIC. All devices are given addresses on the .4 network. For example, there is a printer on AP#2 with IP 192.168.4.102 and a scanner connected to AP#4 also with IP 192.168.4.102.

Is there any way that networking on the Linux host can be made to work?

Specifically in the above example, how might one address (read data from/write data to) the printer versus the scanner?

Thanks, Bilal

closed as off-topic by Ron Maupin May 17 at 4:07

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  • you should ask this question on serverfault.com – infra May 17 at 3:40
  • Unfortunately, questions about host/server configurations are off-topic here. You could try to ask this question on Server Fault for a business network. – Ron Maupin May 17 at 4:06
  • I tried on ServerFault. They rejected. It's time someone stopped passing the buck. The question is a real question about a real setting. serverfault.com/questions/967500/… – Bilal Khan May 17 at 14:35
  • It hasn't been rejected, it's just that there isn't really a way to do this on the server. – Ward May 18 at 1:09

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