Barely a term has generated such a buzz in recent days as the word "Beacon". But what’s behind this buzzword? Is it just hype or a real game changer?
In wireless networks, a beacon is a type of frame which is sent by the access point or WiFi router to indicate that it is on. And beaconing is the process that allows a network to self-repair network problems and is used in token ring and FDDI networks. The stations on the network notify the other stations on the ring when they are not receiving the transmissions.