Layer Switching DEFINITION: In a network, a 'routing switch' is a device that combines the functions of a switch, which forwards data by looking at a physical device address, and a router, which forwards packets by locating a next hop address.
Instead of regurgitating an architecture where costly, centralized controllers are needed, Aerohive followed the original intent of the 802.11 standard designers more closely and brought the technology to maturity. This paper explores how inter-AP protocols can execute the same functions performed by centralized controllers with lower cost.
This white paper details the benefits associated with MPLS-based private IP networks and discusses the challenges that occur when networks change from Layer 2 to Layer 3 based connectivity.
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