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Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) Protocol Specification, March Canonical URL: txt; File. RFC (part 1 of 6): Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points ( CAPWAP) Protocol Specification. Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) is a standard and interoperable RFC defines the actual CAPWAP protocol specifications.

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Network Working Group P. Research In Motion D. Please refer to the current edition of the “Internet Official Protocol Standards” 4515 1 for the standardization state and status of this protocol.

Current Status and Overview of the CAPWAP Protocol

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This document describes the base CAPWAP protocol, while separate binding extensions will enable its use with additional wireless technologies. Table of Contents 1.

Overview of CAPWAP (Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers)

Conventions Used in This Document AC Name with Priority Decryption Error Report Period Primary Discovery Request Message Change State Event Request Change State Event Response Converting Protected Data into Unprotected Data. Deletion of Protected Records Insertion of Unprotected Records Returned Message Element Reason The emergence of centralized IEEE WTPs require a set of dynamic management and control functions related to their primary task of connecting the wireless and wired mediums.


Split and Local MAC medium access control. As shown in Figure 1the wireless frames received from a mobile device, which is referred to in 4515 specification as a Station STAare directly encapsulated by the WTP and forwarded to capwao AC. The latter implies that the WTP performs the In either case, the L2 wireless management frames are processed locally.

Figure 2 shows the Local MAC mode, in which a station transmits a wireless frame that is encapsulated in an Allowing these functions to be performed from a centralized AC in an interoperable fashion increases manageability and allows network cspwap to more tightly control their wireless network infrastructure. To centralize the authentication and policy enforcement functions for a wireless network. The AC may also provide centralized bridging, forwarding, and encryption of user traffic.

Centralization of these functions will enable reduced cost and higher efficiency by applying the capabilities of network processing silicon to the wireless network, as in wired LANs.

CAPWAP, Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points

To enable shifting of the higher-level protocol processing from the WTP. This leaves the time-critical applications of wireless control and access in the WTP, making efficient use of the computing power available in WTPs, which are subject to severe cost pressure. To provide an extensible protocol that is not bound to a specific wireless technology. Extensibility is provided via a generic encapsulation and transport mechanism, enabling the CAPWAP protocol to be applied to many access point types in the future, via a specific wireless binding.


Inter-AC and station-to-AC communication are strictly outside the scope of this document. Contributing Authors This section lists and acknowledges the authors of significant text and concepts included in this specification.

The following people are authors of significant DTLS-related text included in this document: Terminology Access Controller AC: The network entity that provides WTP access to the network infrastructure in the data plane, control plane, management plane, or a combination therein.

RFC – part 1 of 6

A device that contains an interface to a wireless medium WM. The physical or network entity that contains an RF antenna and wireless Physical Layer PHY to transmit and receive station traffic for wireless access networks. This document uses additional terminology defined in [ RFC ].