Cisco Mobility Express is a software-based controller function integrated on Cisco 1800 series Wave 2 Access Points. It is a simplified, low cost, feature rich WiFi architecture with enterprise level WLAN capability streamlined for small and mid-sized deployments.
In a Cisco Mobility Express network, Access Point (AP) running the wireless controller function is designated as the Master AP. The other Access Points which are managed by this Master AP are referred as Subordinate APs.
The Master AP has two roles:
- It functions and operates as a wireless LAN controller to manage and control the Subordinate APs. The Subordinate APs operates as lightweight access points to serve clients.
- Master AP operates as an Access Point to serve clients.