WLAN Deployment Modes and Security Features

Cisco wireless LAN solution can be deployed in different modes to facilitate large, medium, or small branch offices and remote networks. Three basic WLAN deployment modes are available:

  • Standalone AP deployment mode— In this deployment mode, the AP provides full 802.11 functionality (acting as an 802.11 infrastructure device) along with security, QoS, and Layer 2 mobility.

  • SWAN nonswitching deployment mode— In this SWAN deployment mode, the AP provides full 802.11 functionality along with QoS functionality. Several security functions, including Layer 2 Fast Secure Roaming, local 802.1x authentication service, and radio management functions, are centralized at the WDS server level.

  • SWAN central switching ...

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