The Cisco Aironet 1310G Outdoor Access Point/Bridge is an 802.11g access point and bridge that provides high-speed and cost-effective wireless connectivity between multiple fixed or mobile networks and clients. Building a metropolitan-area wireless infrastructure with the Cisco Aironet 1310G provides deployment personnel with a flexible, easy-to-use solution that meets the security requirements of wide-area networking professionals. The Cisco Aironet 1310G supports the 802.11g standard-providing 54-Mbps data rates with a proven, secure technology while maintaining full backward compatibility with legacy 802.11b devices. Cisco Systems makes the maintenance and installation of the Cisco Aironet 1310G easy by integrating it with your wired network via the Cisco Structured Wireless-Aware Network (SWAN) framework. Based on Cisco IOS Software, the it provides advanced features such as Fast Secure Roaming, quality of service (QoS), and VLANs. The flexibility of the Aironet 1310G allows it to operate as a wireless bridge, access point, or a workgroup bridge. As a workgroup bridge, the Cisco Aironet 1310G quickly connects any Ethernet-enabled device, such as a laptop or other portable computer, to a WLAN. By adding a standard Ethernet hub or switch, you can connect up to 255 of these devices to any Cisco Aironet access point or wireless bridge.