reply to robdorre
Re: [HELP] Cisco 2821 It's "metro ethernet", so unless the port is gig, it will almost always be a standard copper/RJ45 fast ethernet handoff.
I don't understand the push for the oh-so-damned-expensive HWIC-AP, when any simple, cheap "wireless router" can handle the job. Plus, they're cheap as dirt, and available everywhere; if it breaks, it takes minutes to replace (at $29 each, you can have a box of spares in a drawer.)
But can they do .1x ?
Depends on the model, but for the most part no. Besides, the $50 Ubiquiti or used Cisco AP would do the job for less money than the HWIC anyways.