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Difference between different roles of APs

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Rob Huffman Wed, 01/03/2007 - 07:13
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Hi Sachendra,

Here is some reading that may help;

Roles and the Associations of Wireless Devices

From this good doc;


Access Point as a Workgroup Bridge Configuration


WLAN Radio Coverage Area Extension Methods


Cisco Unified Wireless Network Overview


Cisco Aironet Wireless Access Points Solution Overview


Hope this helps!


Thanks Rob

That was great information, though I had some querries if you could help me with that.

How is a Root AP different from a Root bridge. Is it that a Root bridge can take part in a Spanning tree topology where as in a Root AP the STP is disaled? I sthis the only difference? In what situations do we need to configure an AP as a rootbridge and not as a Root AP?

Thanks In advance



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