7.2.2: A wireless network consists of the following components:
• Wireless client: Also called a wireless station (STA). STAs are devices that participate in a wireless network, such as a laptop, printer, server, or PDA.
• Wireless access point (AP): Provides connectivity between a wired and wireless network by converting Ethernet frames into 802.11-compliant frames or vice versa. APs support connectivity in a basic service set (BSS) or limited area.
• Wireless bridge: Provides connectivity between two wired networks with a wireless link. The link typically is a long-range point-to-point connection over RF frequencies.
• Wireless antenna: Can be a directional antenna that concentrates the signal in one direction or ...