Cisco wireless LAN solution can be deployed in different modes to facilitate large, medium, or small branch offices and remote networks. Three basic WLAN deployment modes are available:
Standalone AP deployment mode— In this deployment mode, the AP provides full 802.11 functionality (acting as an 802.11 infrastructure device) along with security, QoS, and Layer 2 mobility.
SWAN nonswitching deployment mode— In this SWAN deployment mode, the AP provides full 802.11 functionality along with QoS functionality. Several security functions, including Layer 2 Fast Secure Roaming, local 802.1x authentication service, and radio management functions, are centralized at the WDS server level.
SWAN central switching ...