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

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SWAN Nonswitching Deployment: Configuration Guidelines and Examples

This section addresses configuration guidelines for SWAN nonswitching deployment mode. This deployment mode is discussed in detail in Chapter 9. Security, Layer 2 fast secure roaming, local authentication, and management functions are centralized at the wireless domain services (WDS) server level. You can deploy an AP, Catalyst switch, or branch-office router (Cisco 2600 or 3700 series) as the WDS server. In this deployment mode, the control traffic (known as WLCCP traffic) flows through the WDS server, whereas the data traffic (actual 802.11 user traffic) is forwarded via the normal route. Note that this is different from the central switching model, in which both control and ...

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