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Cisco Wireless LAN Security by Andrew Balinsky, Darrin Miller, Krishna Sankar, Sri Sundaralingam

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Wireless LAN Components and Terminology

Components of a traditional WLAN network include APs, network interface cards (NICs) or client adapters, bridges, repeaters, and antennae. Additionally, an authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) server (specifically a Remote Address Dial-In User Service [RADIUS] server), network management server (NMS), and “wireless-aware” switches and routers are considered as part of an enterprise WLAN network.

Figure 1-1 illustrates WLAN components in an enterprise network architecture. Note that only components related to building a Cisco WLAN network are defined in the figure.

Figure 1-1. Components of WLAN System

The following list describes in further detail the WLAN components ...

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