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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Wireless Access Points

Figure 3: A Cisco Wireless Access Point; source: www.cisco.com

Wireless access has become the de facto standard for connecting devices to the network. This is primarily because of the need to do away with cables, and the ability to connect to the network while on the move. Wireless Infrastructures are becoming more and more common, and Wireless speeds have increased tremendously over the last couple of years.

An Access Point (AP) is the equivalent of an access switch that converts the electrical signals to the Radio Frequency (RF) signals and vice versa for communication. Each AP has an RF antenna that is used to radiate ...

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