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

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Small and Medium Businesses and SOHO WLAN Deployments

This section covers examples from small, medium, and SOHO (small office, home office) deployments. In small office and SOHO scenarios, WLAN is considered the primary network connectivity and is preferred to wired Ethernet connectivity. This is primarily due to the desire to minimize overall network deployment costs (that is, eliminate wiring costs). In the medium office scenario, WLAN could be deployed either for primary network connectivity or as an overlay deployment (mainly providing coverage for meeting rooms).

Medium Enterprise WLAN Deployment Scenario Example

In this example, WLAN was deployed as the primary network connectivity for an office of approximately 1000 employees. All users ...

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