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Abstract: The goal of this paper is to introduce the reader to association redirection and how it could to used to implement something analogous to VLANs found in wired media into a typical IEEE 802.11 environment. What makes this technique interesting is that it can be accomplished without breaking the IEEE 802.11 standard on the client side, and requires only minor changes made to the Access Point (AP). No modifications are made to the 802.11 MAC. It is the author's hope that after reading this paper the reader will not only understand the specific technique outlined below, but will consider protocol quirks with a new perspective in the future.