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Virtual AP (Access Point)
A physical AP may be able to support several logical independent wireless networks called virtual APs. A virtual AP (Access Point) can offer multiple wireless network services to wireless clients, but it must be supported by a physical AP. Mutiple virtual APs supported by the same physical AP have independent SSIDs and security modes. Virtual APs use the same channel as the physical AP which conserves channels and reduces the possibility of WLAN channel interference.