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Cisco Wireless LWAP vs. WAP

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If I were to deploy multiple access points in a warehouse what would the advantage to be to use Cisco lightweight access points versus the Cisco regular wireless access points?  I am planning on using a Cisco controller for configuration.  I guess I am worried about losing an access point and having the reliance of other access points for connectivity.  Would the best case senario be to wire each location and have a regular WAP instead of wiring a few locations and having LWAP's depending on a sole access point for bridging?
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I prefer LWAP.  
With the LWAP, they will get the info directly from Cisco Controller including all updates while with WAP you have to do it manually.

We used to purchase all of them in LAP, all we have to do is plug it in and it just work.  My manager just bought a few more but a wrong one (WAP).  I have to manually configure every single one of them.  Lucky it's just a few.

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Im not really sure what you mean by sole access point/wireing more than 1 location. But..

I would go LWAP using the controller. This way the controller can manage all your channel allocations, AP broadcast power and even load balance clients.  The controller will also monitor the AP's in case of a failure, the controller can dynamically increase power of nearby access points to fill the voided area.
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Any more on this?
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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