Chapter 15. Mesh

The wireless mesh deployment access points (AP), along with the wireless controllers, allow you to provide a secure wireless solution for outdoor environments such as a college campus or an entire city. The mesh feature allows you to place APs in areas where you have no wired Ethernet network connection. A mesh deployment consists of a root AP (RAP) and one or more mesh APs (MAP). The RAP provides the wired link back to the controller for the MAPs. In order to avoid confusion throughout the rest of the chapter, when referring to the mesh series of APs, they will be called ‘mesh APs’, whereas the term ‘MAP’ will refer to a mesh AP that is connected to the controller wirelessly through a RAP.

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