CCNP Wireless FAQ: Choosing Your Network Architecture
Q1. If you have one pair of backbone locations that need to be connected, which network architecture is the most appropriate?
Q2. What type of antenna—omnidirectional or directional—does a point-to-point network normally use?
Q3. When a microwave signal strikes an obstruction, what always happens to it?
Q4 When a point-to-point network is expanded, what architecture is usually chosen? Why?
Q5. Why is SNR important in a wireless network?
Q6. What network architectures use sectors?
Q7. What are the consequences of selecting the wrong access point antenna system for a point-to-multipoint network?
Figure: Point-to-Multipoint Network
Q8. What architecture is used to allow frequency re-use while connecting several pointto-multipoint networks?
Q9. What is the primary disadvantage of cellular architecture?
Q10. What type of network architecture can be used if end users are located close together and have partially obstructed (non-LOS) paths between each other?
Q11. What type of routing does a mesh network perform?
Answer: A mesh network performs dynamic routing.