Is there a way my Mac will tell me which AP it has connected to? I thought I would see that info when I option clicked on wifi icon in the to bar but I don’t think so. For troubleshooting, it would be helpful to be able to see that info. We are running a Balance One and Pepwave AP One AC mini access points with firmware 3.5.4 build 1681.
Yes it is the unique identifier for the specific radio chip set at the factory.
“Each BSS is uniquely identified by a basic service set identifier (BSSID). For a BSS operating in infrastructure mode, the BSSID is the MAC address of the wireless access point (WAP) generated by combining the 24 bit Organization Unique Identifier (OUI, the manufacturer’s identity) and the manufacturer’s assigned 24-bit identifier for the radio chipset in the WAP. The BSSID is the formal name of the BSS and is always associated with only one BSS. Note, the MAC address concept is not limited to radio communication; wired networks use the very same 24+24 bit MAC address concept to uniquely identify the hosts.”