hello all ,
are all protocols found in wired transmissions (OSPF,MPLS,RIP,..) can also be found or used in wireless transmissions ?
is there a "list" of supported protocols for wireless transmissions ?
thank for yours responses
Any protocol that can be sent over Ethernet, can be transported over a WLAN.
This, with the caution that 'can' and 'should' are not the same thing in this situation.
Due to the half duplex nature of wireless communications, I wouldn't really want convergence of dynamic routing to be reliant upon it. Things like voice traffic are tolerant of delay/retrans to a certain degree, but i can imagine establishing routing adjacencies over a wlan under often-not-ideal conditions would wreak some havoc unless you got really nitpicky about adjusting timers and things like that.
Obviously, some time sensitive protocols like NTP (Network Time Protocol), could be unreliable if run over an unstable link.
Algorithms should have some kind of variation resistance built into them. I think many times people try to tune things within unreasonable limits, and the system starts thrashing.
To borrow a phrase from Dirty Harry, the users of protocols, need to understand their limitations.