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I have been reading about Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for a while. I have a question: Is SDN made only for wired networks capability? I wonder if SDN can be utilized in wireless networks.

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Enterprise wireless networks that use "dumb" access points and a centralized controller are actually a very good example of Software Defined Networking.

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Following generalized SDN concept, wireless controller and thin APs are SDN-like products. They use the same southbound protocol (like CAPWAP) to communicate each others. Some wireless controller product provide northbound API (like RESTful API) to other application.

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