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

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Hotspot (Public WLAN) Deployment Examples

This section covers hotspot WLAN deployment examples. Today, hotspot WLAN deployments (also known as public WLAN access) are prevalent across coffee shops, airports, and hotels. At some locations, hotspot service is provided for free, whereas in other locations, a service fee (a flat fee or usage-based fee) is charged. The deployment scenarios covered in this section include large-scale WLAN deployment in coffee shops by a single service provider and WLAN deployments in airports.

Coffee Shop WLAN Hotspot Deployment Example

This example discusses a single service provider’s deployment of hotspot service across hundreds of coffee shops. Internet access is provided as the primary service, and users are ...

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