ISBN: 978-981-09-5471-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2015.04.057
Method of Interaction Between Wireless and SDN Controllers to Manage a Wireless Network
Abstract— Wireless networks are widely used in many organizations. But administrators have
problems with configuring and supporting wireless networks. Nowadays SDN protocols can
significantly simplify network management but don't support specific features of wireless networks.
Some projects have been developed to support wireless protocols as additions to OpenFlow. This
paper describes the use of traditional managing methods for wireless network segments in
combination with OpenFlow. SDNs are used to control traffic routing. The SDN controller can
redirect some requests back to the wireless controller using REST API. Most wireless controllers
support REST and can be used with this solution.
Index Terms— computer network management, wideband, wireless networks
Yuri Ushakov, Pert Polezhaev, Alexander Shukhman
Department of Mathematics, IT Center, Orenburg State University,RUSSIA
Cite: Yuri Ushakov, Pert Polezhaev, Alexander Shukhman, "Method of Interaction Between Wireless and SDN Controllers to Manage a Wireless Network," 2015 The 5th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering-Information Processing and Control Engineering (WCSE 2015-IPCE), pp. 344-349, Moscow, Russia, April 15-17, 2015.