The Cisco EWM license is required for wireless mesh deployments for the indoor access point platforms, including the Cisco Aironet 1130 and 1240 Series. For the Cisco Aironet 1500 Series, these licenses are not required. These EWM licenses are required for all the WLAN controllers when mesh indoor acess points are associated with the controller. Each WLAN controller has a corresponding EWM license. The license entitles the user to configure as many mesh indoor access points as the controller allows.
- Extends wireless coverage by providing network connectivity for wireless clients located in hard-to-wire areas and by backhauling traffic to the wired network
- Extends wired coverage to single clients by functioning as wireless bridges that connect to wired devices and backhaul traffic to the wired network
- Extends wired coverage to workgroups, providing connectivity to multiple wired clients by connecting to a wired switch and backhauling workgroup traffic