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What is meant by Master

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    1. On the web interface Status page, under the Wireless section, Master is listed as the Mode for my 2.4GHz wireless connection. What is meant by Master and can the mode be anything else?

    2. Also, listed under Connected Devices, are my wifi devices on the LAN network with a Connection of Master”my SSID name”. Again what is meant by Master? Can Master be anything different here as well?

    Thank you!


    In both places, “Master” means that the router is the owner of the WiFi SSID. I.e., the devices are connected to the SSID provided by the router.

    If the router is acting as a WiFi client, i.e., it connects to an SSID by another router, then the connection will be displayed as “Client”. But this scenario never happens to the pcWRT router. The pcWRT router always acts as a “Master”.

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