Wireless access points – controllers

Wireless access points help extend the wireless network and there are two different types of controllers:

  • FAT controllers: A FAT controller is a standalone WAP similar to that used at home. It has its own pool of DHCP addresses, and everything for the wireless network is installed on the WAP.
  • Thin controllers: A thin controller allows multiple WAPs to be controlled remotely by a single controller, this is ideal in a corporate environment where they are quite a few WAPs.
Exam tip: A thin controller is used to manage multiple wireless access Points remotely.

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