Stories by Merwyn Andrade

Explainer: Wi-Fi switching adds wireless control

Wireless LAN switching centralizes control of access points and wireless switching much like intelligent switching did for the wired world. The technology provides a structured blueprint and centralized troubleshooting tools needed to scale and secure wireless LANs beyond departments and across a corporation.
In the current wireless LAN model, access points act as isolated systems providing 802.11 functions such as encryption and authentication. Wireless LAN switching moves these functions into a switch in order to more simply manage and upgrade large wireless infrastructures. Access points connected to the wireless switch then become Ethernet radios that require virtually no management.

Written by Merwyn Andrade10 July 03 22:00