silly doubt abt access-points and bridges

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Mar 29th, 2008

hi all i have read cisco doc wherein clients connecting to access-points and also where the cisco access-point is working like a bridge and still clients can connect to it .

then any specific reason why people generally connect clients to access-points.

i mean is there any benefit of either method over the other.

any help and guidance would be really helpful.

regards

sushil

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Scott Fella Sat, 03/29/2008 - 17:02

In short, it is preferred to have users connect to access points.... 99% of the time. You can use a wireless bridge (that is associated to an AP) that is connected to a switch/hub to supply network connectivity to wired users off the switch/hub. There are also access points that can be used as a bridge for building point to point connectivity.

Look at the home users with wireless.... it allows then to move from place to place (as long as there is coverage) without having to be wired in.

sushilmenon Sat, 03/29/2008 - 18:04

hi mate thanks for ur reply.

so when we connect clients to bridges having dual radios. can we get the same level of authentication options for the clients as we would get it on a access-point.

regards

sushil

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