Chapter 10

WLAN Architecture

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

Wireless LAN client devices

Radio card formats

Radio card chipsets

Client utilities

Management, control and data planes

WLAN architecture

Autonomous WLAN architecture

Wireless network management system (WNMS)

Centralized WLAN architecture

Distributed WLAN architecture

Unified WLAN architecture

Specialty WLAN infrastructure

Wireless workgroup bridge

Wireless LAN bridges

Enterprise wireless gateway

Home Wi-Fi router

Wireless LAN mesh access points

WLAN array

Virtual AP system

Real-time location systems


In Chapter 7, “Wireless LAN Topologies,” we discussed the various 802.11 WLAN topologies. You learned that both client and access point stations can be arranged ...

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