Wireless networks rely upon a wide variety of equipment to function properly and advanced technologies are available to help network administrators manage these networks. In this video, Mike Chapple explains fat and thin wireless access points, wireless c
- [Instructor] Wireless networks rely upon a wide variety…of equipment to function properly.…And advanced technologies are available…to help network administrators manage these networks.…First, wireless access points may be…either fat or thin access points.…Fat wireless access points contain…all of the hardware and software required…to operate the wireless network.…They are capable of operating independently…or working in coordination with other access points.…
When an administrator wants to make a change…to the configuration of a fat access point,…he or she connects to that access point…and alters the configuration.…This may be done through a centralized management tool,…but either way, the access point itself is being updated.…Thin access points can perform much less on their own.…They are simply radios that handle the wireless…communication, but they depend upon wireless…controllers to do the heavy lifting.…Wireless controllers sit in a data center…and run the wireless network over a broad area,…serving as the brains of the thin access points…
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- IP addresses
- Routers, switches, and bridges
- VPNs and VPN concentrators
- Network intrusion detection and prevention
- Managing secure networks
- Tuning and configuring SIEMs
- Troubleshooting digital certificates
- Personnel, host, and mobile device security
- Mobile device management and tracking
- Securing common protocols
Skill Level Beginner
1. TCP/IP Suite
2. Network Security Devices
3. Managing Secure Networks
4. Wireless Networking
5. Security and Monitoring Technologies
6. Security Assessment Tools
7. Security Troubleshooting
8. Personnel Security
9. Host Security
10. Mobile Device Security
11. Securing Protocols
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