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CCDP Self-Study: Designing Cisco Network Architectures (ARCH) by Amir Ranjbar, Keith Hutton

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Chapter 10. Designing Enterprise Wireless Networks

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Identify the wireless LAN solution

  • Design wireless LANs for enhanced enterprise communications

Simply put, a wireless local-area network (WLAN) does not require wires. It uses radio frequencies instead of a traditional media, such as copper or fiber. It provides real-time access to the network. With a WLAN, the covered area is essentially comparable to that of a wired LAN. In large applications, by deploying a series of access points throughout a building or campus, enterprises can achieve more coverage than a wired network, with the benefits of high-speed data rates and the freedom of mobility from being able to access broadband data anywhere within ...

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