AWLP: BUILDING A CUSTOM WIRELESS ACCESS POINT USING OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
Almost all commercially available wireless access devices are special embedded systems with proprietary software that do not allow any modifications. Modifications to these systems are only possible by firmware upgrades released by manufacturers. However, release times of these firmware upgrades are unpredictable, and they are usually for bug-fix purposes rather than being feature and capability improvements. Thus, these devices fail to provide the needed flexibility. Ability to provide timely custom solution that is well integrated into existing network infrastructure is the key factor for a successful wireless access service implementation. In this thesis work, the open source software called AWLP is designed, coded, tested,
and released to public as a viable alternative for creating custom wireless access device.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:t information technology 58 5 64 wireless access point open source software perl 802 11 hostap
Date of Publication:09/15/2005