virtual access point


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virtual access point

A secondary Wi-Fi hotspot created within a physical access point (AP). One or more virtual access points (logical access points) can be created for different purposes. For example, a virtual access point with one SSID could allow guest access to the Internet while another virtual AP with a different SSID could be set up for employees only. This can also be used to assign a priority to different user groups by configuring the transmission speeds up or down in each virtual AP. See VirtualWiFi and SSID.
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Virtual Access Points Virtual Access Points enables SonicPoints to advertise up to eight SSIDs and allows each to be associated with a Security Zone.
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11n access points support up to 128 clients and 16 virtual access points per physical access point.
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These advanced features include client authentication and accounting, multiple virtual access points, load balancing, VLAN tagging, and rogue device detection.
It also employs the concept of Virtual Access Points (VAPs), the equivalent of wireless VLANs, that allow customers to securely segment their wireless network just as they would their wired network.
Up to 8 BSSIDs on the Indoor WLAN - Allows creation of multiple virtual access points each with individual security and QoS policies, providing optimal support for multiple types of client devices and classes of service
0 is also the first WLAN analyzer to support the latest evolution in virtual access points (APs), or basic service set identifiers (BSSIDs).