Wireless LANs--A New Battle Begins

DeBeasi, Paul
June 2007
Business Communications Review;Jun2007, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p35
Trade Publication
The article discusses wireless LAN (WLAN) system architecture, including management of network load, WLAN controller load, and voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) call quality. The WLAN system components--access point, controller, and the protocol that operates them--and the three functions supported by the WLAN system--cryptography, data forwarding and WLAN control--are explained. Topics include the features of vendor products such as Meru, which has a distribution point appliance for data forwarding, and the operation of various 802 standards.


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