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Wireless Networks first-step by Jim Geier

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Wireless MAN Components

Components of a wireless MAN generally come in matching pairs because they support fixed wireless connectivity from one point to another. Take a look at the primary components of a wireless MAN.

Bridges

The industry definition of a bridge is a device that connects two networks that might use the same or a different data-link layer protocol (Layer 2 of the OSI reference model). Figure 6-1 illustrates this concept.

Figure 6-1. Bridges Enable the Connection of Two Networks

Wireless bridges are generally at each end of a point-to-point link, such as those that interconnect two buildings. A bridge has a wired port that connects ...

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