Date Added: Jul 2011
In recent years WLAN is projecting itself as alternate solution to carry out enterprise's network traffic. The basic mode of WLAN is classified as ad-hoc mode and infrastructure mode. Infrastructure mode use wired network as backbone. The enterprise WLAN network design preferred infrastructure mode which assume as extension to wired network. The wireless access point is major component of infrastructure mode. As demand for every type of traffic increases in WLAN, how access point handles this traffic grabs equal attention. Study of access point varies at different layers such as location of access point at physical layer, queuing mechanism of access point at MAC layer. In this paper, the authors discuss the role of access point in handling WLAN traffic and shortcoming of existing approach.