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Hardware Components

The Cisco Unified Wireless Network is composed of five interconnected elements that work together to deliver a unified enterprise-class wireless solution:

• Client devices

• APs

• Network unification

• Network management

• Network services

Access Points

Most APs can run an autonomous (IOS) firmware or a CAPWAP firmware: It is the case for the 1040 AP (internal antennas, 802.11a/b/g/n with two transmit and two receive 802.11n chains over two spatial streams [2×2:2]), the 1140 AP (same as the 1040 but with 2×3:2), the 1260 AP (external antennas, 2×3:2), the 1300 outdoor 802.11b/g bridge, or the 1250 AP (external antennas, 802.11a/b/g/n 2×3:2; the 1250 was the first enterprise class 802.11n AP and requires more power than the others: 18 W instead of 15.4 W for all other APs). Some APs can only be CAPWAP: The 3500 AP (3500i with internal antennas or 3500e with external antennas) is 802.11a/b/g/n 2×3:2 and embarks CleanAir functionalities to detect non-802.11 interferers. The 3600 AP (3600i wi....Figure 2-1


  

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