Understanding Remote AP Modes of Operation
Table 1 summarizes the different Remote AP modes of operation. You specify both the forward mode setting (which controls whether 802.11 802.11 is an evolving family of specifications for wireless LANs developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) for path sharing. frames are tunneled to the managed device using GRE Generic Routing Encapsulation. GRE is an IP encapsulation protocol that is used to transport packets over a network., bridged to the local Ethernet Ethernet is a network protocol for data transmission over LAN. LAN Local Area Network. A LAN is a network of connected devices within a distinct geographic area such as an office or a commercial establishment and share a common communications line or wireless link to a server., or a combination thereof) and the remote AP Remote APs extend corporate network to the users working from home or at temporary work sites. Remote APs are deplyed at branch office sites and are connected to the central network on a WAN link. mode of operation (when the virtual AP operates on a Remote AP) in the virtual AP profile.
The column on the left of the table lists the Remote AP operation settings. The row across the top of the table lists the forward mode settings. To understand how these settings work in concert, scan the desired Remote AP operation with the forward mode setting, and read the information in the appropriate table cell.
The all column and row lists features that all Remote AP operation and forward mode settings have in common regardless of other settings. For example, at the intersection of all and bridge, the description outlines what happens in bridge mode regardless of the Remote AP mode of operation.