By customizing the media access control sublayer, Airespace achieves outstanding performance from its 1200 and 1200R REAP access points, averaging more than 6.8M-bps throughput in our 802.11b environment. However, when the rogue containment feature was enabled, we found it reduced performance by as much as 34 percent. In ACS 2.0, Airespace has ditched its first-generation Java-based management console in favor of a slick Web-based interface. Using this revamped management dashboard, we easily imported our office floor plan and placed access points to predict coverage areas. It was a snap to then create access and security templates to apply to access points and switches.
The 1200R REAPs are remarkably easy to deploy. After briefly plugging a 1200R REAP into the 4024 switch, the REAP can be shipped to the branch office with the switch address embedded in memory. Additional 1200R REAPs dont ever need to be plugged into the switchinstead, these devices can locate the switch IP address via a wireless communication to the first 1200R REAP device.