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Controller-Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals: An end-to-end reference guide to design, deploy, manage, and secure 802.11 wireless networks by Robert Marg, Jake Woodhams, Jeff Smith

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Chapter 9. Next-Generation Advanced Topics: Multicast

As mentioned in Chapter 2, “Wireless LAN Protocols,” the demand for higher-performance wireless local-area networks (WLAN) drove the development of the IEEE 802.11n standard, which has also had another impact on wireless designs and deployments—application development. Engineers that have implemented wireless in the past were most concerned with connectivity and mobility; however, because of the proliferation of devices and the requirement for increased bandwidth and reliability, applications now drive the need for intelligence in the network. Educational institutions, manufacturing, health care, and banking—to name a few—are leveraging applications that require high-speed connections without ...

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