802.11v to help manage WiFi traffic
The IEEE and the Wi-Fi Alliance are developing the 802.11v standard, which could help corporations understand WiFi usage on campus.
The proposed standard, which is expected to be completed in mid-2010, creates an interface that allows WiFi networks to be managed down to the client device and leverage existing infrastructure and WiFi standards to help companies understand what kind of devices are being connected to the network and where.
The proposed 802.11v standard will include provisions such as smooth client transitions between access points that will help ease congestion during peak usage times as well as increase performance of mission critical applications such as VoIP. The proposed standard is also expected to facilitate high-level wireless client tracking and help save power.
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