WLAN technologies have replaced Layer 1 physical wiring and Layer 2 transport technologies with wireless. One advantage of this replacement is that upper-layer protocols, like IP/TCP/UDP, are not usually affected. The wireless issues most often encountered include signal interference or obstruction, which are not commonly found in wired environments.
There are different antenna types that can be used with access points:
- Omnidirectional antennas
- Directional antennas
- Yagi antennas
- Parabolic antennas
When planning to install a new access point (AP), there are a number of things you should consider . . .
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