瘦AP一般能干嘛

在讨论无线的时候,通常都会问到:“瘦AP都有些什么功能?” 或者 “AP和WLC各负责什么?”

瘦AP一般的功能包括:

Real-Time 802.11/MAC Functionality:

  • Beacon Generation
  • Probe Response
  • Power management/Packet buffering
  • 802.11e/WMM scheduling, queueing
  • MAC layer data encryption/decryption
  • 802.11 control messages
  • Data Encapsulation/De-Encapsulation
  • Translational Bridging (H-REAP Local Switching)
  • Fragmentation/De-Fragmentation

其余剩下的功能都由WLC完成,包括但不限于:

Non Real-Time 802.11/MAC Functionality:

  • Association/Disassociation/Reassociation requests/response
  • 802.11e/WMM (Wi-fi Multimedia)
  • 802.1X/EAP (Port based authentication)
  • Key management
  • 802.11 Distribution Services
  • 802.11 STA (Client/Station) Services (Auth/Deauth/Privacy)
  • Wired/Wireless Integration Services