Just What is a Controller Anyway? The Great WLAN Architecture Debate
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Overview: With wireless LANs now the edge of the corporate network, many firms have big expansion plans for this key capability. But a major debate has been brewing here for some time, and one with far-reaching implications: which WLAN architecture is going to best serve the diverse missions of today?s (and tomorrow?s) enterprise LAN? Is a controller still required, or will more-distributed architectural approaches dominate? This vital question is certain to kick up a good deal of dust, but the answer is certain to be a key factor in your next WLAN purchasing decision.