Once the association is complete, the access point’s main job is to bridge traffic either wired-to-wireless or wireless-to-wireless. Wireless LANs, just like Non-Broadcast Multi-Access (NBMA) technologies, can be implemented and configured under many different topologies.
In wireless LAN environments access points can perform different roles, including the following:
- Mesh topologies
Figure 9.8 – WLAN Bridges Topology
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