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Wireless Networks

Wireless LANs

A wireless LAN is a set of interfaces connected via a common wireless channel. Each instance must have an SSID, and may optionally be correlated to a VLAN. Wireless LANs can be arranged into hierarchical groups, and each may be associated with a particular tenant.

An interface may be attached to multiple wireless LANs, provided they are all operating on the same channel. Only wireless interfaces may be attached to wireless LANs.

Each wireless LAN may have authentication attributes associated with it, including:

  • Authentication type

  • Cipher

  • Pre-shared key

Wireless LAN Groups

Wireless LAN groups can be used to organize and classify wireless LANs. These groups are hierarchical: groups can be nested within parent groups. However, each wireless LAN may assigned only to one group.


A wireless link represents a connection between exactly two wireless interfaces. It may optionally be assigned an SSID and a description. It may also have a status assigned to it, similar to the cable model. Each wireless link may also be assigned to a particular tenant.

Each wireless link may have authentication attributes associated with it, including:

  • Authentication type

  • Cipher

  • Pre-shared key