Deploying a Branch or Home Office Solution

In a branch office, the AP is deployed in a separate IP network from the corporate network. Typically, there are one or two NAT Network Address Translation. NAT is a method of remapping one IP address space into another by modifying network address information in Internet Protocol (IP) datagram packet headers while they are in transit across a traffic routing device. devices between the two networks. Branch office users need access to corporate resources such as printers and servers, but traffic to and from these resources must not impact the corporate head office.

Figure 1 is a graphic representation of a 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. in a branch or home office, with a single Managed Device providing access to both a corporate WLAN Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. and a branch office WLAN Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection..

Figure 1  Remote AP with Single Managed device

 

Branch office users want continued operation of the branch office WLAN Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection., even if the link to the corporate network goes down. The branch office AP solves these requirements by providing the following capabilities on the branch office WLAN Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection.: