While the preceding devices are the most common that organizations use in constructing and maintaining a WLAN, Cisco offers other devices that can help your organization provide a robust, feature-rich wireless solution.
Cisco 3200 Series Wireless and Mobile Routers
To connect mobile networks to a wireless network, Cisco offers its Cisco 3200 Series wireless and mobile routers, shown in Figure 1-19. Contained in rugged enclosures and offering 802.11g functionality, these small devices (they are about as wide and long as a pen) can fit in vehicles or in outdoor locales. They offer the capability to transfer voice, data, and video across mobile wireless networks.
Figure 1-19. Cisco 3200 Series Wireless and Mobile Routers
These routers are targeted at public safety, homeland security, defense agencies, and transportation agencies that need a durable router in a compact design that can be installed in vehicles.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches are a popular line of Cisco switches. In addition to serving wired clients, these switches can also be upgraded with a WLAN Services Module (WLSM). The WLSM is a key component of the Cisco SWAN architecture and enables fast, secure WLAN roaming within and across IP subnets. It also enhances WLAN security and smoothes out WLAN deployment and subsequent management.