Design and Evaluation of a Common Access Point for Bluetooth, 802.11 and Wired LANs
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Devices using wireless technologies like Bluetooth and 802.11b will be ubiquitous in the near future. The technologies supporting these devices will need to co-exist in order to support smooth exchange of information. We envision the existence of an Access Point (AP) , that can sport all these wireless technologies and bridge wireless networks with wired networks. We present the design and preliminary performance evaluation of two types of APs - a Bluetooth Access Point (BAP) and a Common Access Point (CAP) for Bluetooth, WLAN and Ethernet networks.