CHAPTER 7Infrastructure Hardware and Software

In this chapter, you will

• Learn about common infrastructure hardware devices

• Explore specialized wireless devices

• Understand power provisioning for wireless APs

• Discover the features of a wireless network management system

• Learn about the issues faced with Voice over wireless LANs

• Take a guided tour of common wireless LAN components

Wireless networks are built from many different components. Components categorized as infrastructure devices are used to build the actual network to which client devices will connect. Client devices are detailed in Chapter 8. In this chapter, you will learn about the many infrastructure devices that make up a wireless LAN.

First, I’ll cover the common infrastructure ...

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