FSR in an Infrastructure mode environment

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Sep 14th, 2010
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In a WLAN where WPA+PSK authentication is used with AES encryption, between clients and AP, is a WDS still required for FSR roaming between APs given that the APs are in the same subnet/VLAN ?


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Stephen Rodriguez Tue, 09/14/2010 - 12:35
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WDS is not required for a PSK WLAN, it is only relevant to a 802.1x/CCKM  WLAN.

With a PSK, every AP has the key, so no need for a central management.

In 802.1x/CCKM, since the key is derived, we have a need for the central management, and that is what the WDS master gives us.

sawosankung Wed, 09/15/2010 - 05:22
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Yes, I couldn't imagine otherwise. Just wanted to make sure


Thanks very much anyway.

Vinay Sharma Sun, 09/25/2011 - 10:58
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Hello Sankung,

Please mark the Question as Answered, if the provided information by Stephen is correct and it helped. By doing that others can take benefit as well.


Vinay Sharma

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