LANE enables systems that have ATM NICs and are connected to ATM switches to emulate a conventional LAN.
LANE enables Ethernet or Token Ring systems connected to ordinary hubs and switches to interact with ATM systems as if they all belong to a conventional LAN.
LANE makes it possible for existing network protocols and network applications to run on top of ATM without making changes to any of the software.
An emulated LAN (ELAN) is made up of computers, routers, and bridges that have ATM interfaces and are connected to ATM switches.
An ATM NIC has a 6-byte MAC LAN address.
A conventional LAN switch that also has an ATM interface is called a LANE proxy because it relays traffic between the LANE environment and normal LAN systems. ...