Autonomic networking for wireless LANs
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
We present extensions to the IEEE 802.11 WLAN architecture to facilitate the deployment and operation of large-scale networks. A new distribution system (DS) is designed to work across IP networks removingthe need for an Ethernet backbone. APs connected to different IP networkscan join the DS to form a single WLAN for users with link-layer mobility support. Two entities, portal and registry, are added to support selfconfiguration of access points, transport across the IP backbone and link layer mobility for stations. A novel feature of our DS design is the possibility that operators share some of their access points. Our proposed extensions are transparent to the stations; they do not require any modification to work with the new architecture.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trita-S3-LCN, ISSN 1653-0837 ; 0504
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5252ISRN: KTH/S3/LCN/--05/04--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5252DiVA: diva2:8158
QC 201102072005-06-012005-06-012013-09-09Bibliographically approved