Linux-based access point for multiple clients - Embedded.com

Linux-based access point for multiple clients

London — Synad has demonstrated its AgileAP remotely configurable Linux-based WLAN access point solution for use with its Mercury dual band WLAN chipset.

AgileAP includes a patent pending band-interleaving mode that enables concurrent support for multiple 802.11 standards from a single radio access point.

The band-interleaving and remote-configuration features enable operators of 802.11a (5GHz) or 802.11g (2.4GHz) wireless networks to simultaneously support 802.11b (2.4GHz) legacy or guest clients without having to install dual radio access points.

The use of a single radio to support 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, rather than the typical use of separate radios to support each band, combined with the use of Linux as the system software, will provide OEMs with a reduction in bill of materials cost.

Synad's AgileAP software runs on a standard Linux kernel and works within the IEEE 802.11 WLAN protocol to schedule when data packets are exchanged. In this way, a single-radio Mercury-based access point can simultaneously support a mix of clients in both the 2.4GHz band and 5GHz band. It is fully interoperable with third-party clients.

Remote configuration of Mercury-based access points can be managed by system administrators using an integrated web browser interface accessible via 802.3 and 802.11.

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