802.11ac Contest

Aruba Employee

What will 802.11ac mean for me, the Network administrator?

For the first time, I am seeing wired infrastructure will be a bottleneck. I expect APs to ship with 10 Gig copper or fiber ports in near future.


I hope Vendors will ship APs with port channel capability for networks which don’t have 10Gig ethernet.


Security will gain more importance. It is easier to launch a DOS attack with the kind of speeds that 802.11ac offers.


Split tunnel, bridge mode will gain more popularity. I would not want huge traffic flow to be tunneled all the way to the controller and face a bottleneck there.