Major operating systems offer integrated wireless configuration utilities that can be used for basic profile setups.
The Cisco ADU and its related tools (SSU, ASTU, and ACAU) provide a more specific interface to configure the Cisco card and perform more advanced tasks, such as network analysis or troubleshooting.
The SSC and the administration utility provide a complete interface to configure and deploy both wireless and wired profiles, combining ease of use for SOHO-type wireless networks, secure configuration, and deployment of enterprise-type network profiles.
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