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Terminology

Remote Node
The Remote Node (RN) is a wireless mobile host.
Edge Node
The Edge Node (EN) is shown as the dashed box in Figure 3. It is defined as a the smallest unit which performs switching and contains all adjacent wireless links.
Edge Switch
The Edge Switch (ES) is shown in Figure 3. It resides at the edge of the wired and wireless networks and has the capability of switching among adjacent RNs. When used at the edges of an EN-EN link, it requires a directly connected ATM switch. This is because the higher speed EN-EN links will require faster switching.



Steve Bush
Sun Aug 25 17:29:09 CDT 1996