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CONFIGURING AND MANAGING
PORTS AND VLANS
This chapter describes how to configure and manage ports and VLANs.
You can configure and display information for the following port
Speed and autonegotiation
Power over Ethernet (PoE) state
Setting the Port Type A WX switch port can be one of the following types:
Network port. A network port is a Layer 2 switch port that connects
the WX switch to other networking devices such as switches and
MAP access port. A MAP access port connects the WX switch to a
MAP. The port also can provide power to the MAP. Wireless users are
authenticated to the network through a MAP access port.
A Distributed MAP, which is connected to WX switches through
intermediate Layer 2 or Layer 3 networks, does not use a MAP access
port. To configure for a Distributed MAP, see “Configuring a MAP
Connection” on page 74 and Chapter 10, “Configuring MAP Access
Points,” on page 177.
Wired authentication port. A wired authentication port connects the
WX switch to user devices, such as workstations, that must be
authenticated to access the network.