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CCNA® Wireless Study Guide by Todd Lammle

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Chapter 7. Introduction to the Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN)

THE CCNA WIRELESS EXAM TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER ARE:

  • Install a basic Cisco wireless LAN

    • Describe the basics of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network architecture (Split MAC, LWAPP, stand-alone AP versus controller-based AP, specific hardware examples)

    • Describe the modes of controller-based AP deployment (local, monitor, HREAP, sniffer, rogue detector, bridge)

    • Describe controller-based AP discovery and association (OTAP, DHCP, DNS, Master-Controller, Primary-Secondary-Tertiary, n+1 redundancy)

    • Describe roaming (Layer 2 and Layer 3, intra-controller and inter-controller, mobility groups)

    • Describe RRM

Introduction to the Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN)

Note

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WLAN Deployment Models

CUWN was brought into this world to address grief-inducing WLAN management issues like these:

  • Integrating disparate devices types into your WLAN while making them play nicely and work well together

  • Maintaining a consistent security configuration with an ever-increasing number of APs being added into the enterprise

  • Monitoring the environment for new sources of interference and redeploying existing devices as necessary

  • Properly managing channel allocation to minimize co-channel and adjacent channel interference, while ensuring that enough APs are deployed in areas requiring high capacity

Just to complicate ...

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