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Executive Summary: Cisco Aironet 1100
The Aironet 1100 Series wireless access point is an 802.11b device that for the first time includes Ciscos IOS software. This means that IT technicians who already use IOS commands to configure Cisco routers and switches will be able to use that knowledge to quickly understand and install the Aironet 1100 access point. Managers should consider that the upgradable radio is slated to support the 802.11g high-capacity specification, which is compatible with 802.11b radio devices and competes with 802.11a.
The Aironet 1100 is competitive with other managed wireless access points. Most costs associated with Aironet 1100 will be in testing and configuring the products many security features. The Aironet 1100 access point supports both 802.1x and user-based security schemes.
(+) Uses IOS, so commands will be familiar to managers in Cisco shops; good reach and throughput.
(-) Proxy IP mobile support for roaming users doesnt work with VLANs.
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