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A small hardware unit that functions as a wireless access point (AP) in a
3Com Mobility System. Using one or more radio transmitters, a MAP
transmits and receives information as radio frequency (RF) signals to
and from a wireless user (client). The MAP transmits and receives
information over a 10/100BASE-T Ethernet connection to and from a
Wireless Switch (WX). The WX switch also supplies electrical power to
the access point by means of Power over Ethernet (PoE). A MAP
communicates with a WX by means of the MAP Control Protocol.
managed device In a 3Com Mobility System wireless LAN (WLAN), a Wireless Switch
(WX) or Managed Access Point (MAP) under the control of the 3Com
Wireless Switch Manager (3WXM) tool suite.
MAP See Managed Access Point™ (MAP™).
Managed Access Point (MAP) control protocol. A point-to-point
datagram protocol that defines the way each Managed Access Point
(MAP) communicates with a Wireless Switch (WX) in a 3Com Mobility
System. By means of MAP Control Protocol, MAPs announce their
presence to the WX, accept configuration from it, relay traffic to and
from it, announce the arrival and departure of users (clients), and
provide statistics to the WX on command.
master secret A code derived from the pre-master secret. A master secret is used to
encrypt Transport Layer Security (TLS) authentication exchanges and
also to derive a pairwise master key (PMK). See also PMK; pre-master
MD5 Message-digest algorithm 5. A one-way hashing algorithm used in
many authentication algorithms and also to derive cryptographic keys in
many algorithms. MD5 takes a message of an arbitrary length and
creates a 128-bit message digest.
media access control
See MAC address.