This chapter covers the following subjects:
The Need for Centralized Control: Briefly discusses the need for centralized control in a wireless deployment.
The Cisco Solution: Looks at the Cisco Unified Wireless Network.
The CUWN Architecture: Covers the devices in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network.
In the past, wireless networks were deployed on an AP-by-AP basis, and the configuration for each AP was stored on the AP itself. Management solutions existed, but all in all this is not an easily scalable solution. The Cisco Unified Wireless Solution involves an AP that is managed by a controller device. The controller devices can manage multiple APs. The AP configuration is performed on the controller, ...