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CCNA Wireless 640-722 Official Cert Guide by David Hucaby

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A Distributed Architecture

Autonomous APs are self-contained, each offering one or more fully functional, standalone basic service sets (BSSs). They are also a natural extension of a switched network, connecting wireless SSIDs to wired VLANs at the access layer. Figure 9-1 shows the basic architecture; even though only four APs are shown, a typical enterprise network could consist of hundreds or thousands of APs.

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Figure 9-1 Wireless Network Architecture with Autonomous APs.

Recall that an autonomous AP needs quite a bit of configuration and management. To help manage more and more autonomous APs as the wireless network grows, you could place ...

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