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In this paper we describe the "wireless access server (WAS)". WAS is targeted towards providing QoS and access control features for wireless LAN, specifically 802.11 networks. It is well known that these aspects have significant deficiencies in the widely deployed 802.11 networks. Our work is complementary to the proposed drafts by IEEE's 802.11e and 802.11i Working Groups, which also aim to alleviate some of the limitations in QoS and security. We describe the architecture and components of the server and outline the QoS and access control functionality it provides.
Date of Conference: 2002