Chapter 5. Design Considerations

The increased demands for greater performance and availability on wireless LANs (WLAN) create new requirements for the next-generation design of WLANs. The additional requirements are driving additional design considerations beyond the earlier-generation WLAN designs. The next generation of wireless networks is no longer just a convenience or an extension to the existing wired network. The next generation of WLANs will be the primary access method for most clients. This will require careful consideration about the design requirements for the WLAN to ensure adequate coverage, capacity, and availability to meet the increased requirements of the WLAN being the primary or only access network. Next-generation WLANs ...

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