In my quest to find a good solution to manage my WLAN, I found a virtual appliance that can be downloaded and run in a Vmware environment.
vWLAN® 802.11n is a fully distributed wireless LAN architecture that supports decisions at the edge of the network and manages them with a centralized software.
The vWLAN® solution offers companies in education, healthcare, hospitality, government and retail an excellent solution for wireless that is completely scalable to future technologies.
The vWLAN solution is the first wireless LAN system where the central controller is offered on a virtual machine. Customers deploying a virtualization infrastructure can now deploy their WLAN system without the hassle of additional controller hardware.
Features & Benefits
Accelerated Wireless Performance
Bluesocket's roaming and optimized packet routing creates a seamless user experience.
Zero Failover Time with Zero Packet Loss
Bluesocket’s zero site failover time with zero packet loss ensures your critical processes are never interrupted.
Scalability to additional users and APs without building out infrastructure
Bluesocket's vWLAN® distributed architecture enables over a 10x increase in the total traffic. Because the packet forwarding functionality is offloaded from the controller to the access point, the controller is free to now manage thousands of AP's and 10s of thousands of users.
Tightly integrated security modules offer robust and scalable NAC, Guest Access, AAA and WIDS capability.
Leading Management Software
vWLAN® integrates Bluesocket's WLAN management software to provide a rich set of visual tools for analyzing and troubleshooting the wireless network. The integrated management solution includes location and heat maps, health summary, enhanced reporting, notifications, and summary of the overall RF environment.
More information and specs can be found on the link below.
If you are looking to manage your WLAn, give it a try. It solves many issues arising in your quest.