Virtualization

A Modular, Flexible and Virtualizable Framework for IEEE 802.11

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Executive Summary

Wireless networks are extensively deployed due to their low cost and configuration easiness. However, they are not adapted to the new services and applications that are increasingly demanded by users. Current implementation of the IEEE 802.11 specification is supported in hardware devices and software developments, but they do not provide the adaptability that would enhance user experience in next generation networks. In this paper, the authors present a new wireless framework, based on the one currently supported by the Linux stack: mac80211.

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