What is Next Generation Wireless and LWAPP technology?
LWAPP, the Lightweight access point protocol is at the core of this design. Based on a proposed IETF standard, this architecture transforms how a wireless LAN is designed and operated. A traditional standalone (autonomous) wireless access point performs all RF association, MAC layer functions, network protocol conversion, and authentication and quality of service. In the Lightweight architecture, access points are provisioned, controlled and managed by a single WLAN controller that performs several functions, including dynamic radio channel and transmission power assignment to help avoid Radio Frequency (RF) interference and optimize coverage. Additional features include: client load balancing across access points, comprehensive centralized management tools, rogue access point detection and mitigation.