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1. (WO2017036267) DATA PACKET FORWARDING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/036267    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2016/092334
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 30 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04L 12/741
Applicants: CHINA COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD.
华讯方舟科技有限公司
Inventors: ZHANG, Cong
张聪
ZHAO, Chuan
赵川
Title: DATA PACKET FORWARDING METHOD AND APPARATUS
Abstract:
A data packet forwarding method and apparatus, applied to a wireless local area network comprising a wireless access point controller, a wireless access point, and a wireless station. The method comprises: obtaining and parsing a data packet; determining whether a destination MAC address of a layer-2 head portion of the data packet obtained though parsing is a local MAC address of the wireless access point controller; and performing layer-2 forwarding if the destination MAC address is not the local MAC address, and performing layer-3 forwarding if the destination MAC address is the local MAC address. The present invention implements layer-2 and layer-3 forwarding simultaneously at the same interface, has relatively high flexibility, and can deal with a changeable wireless local area network topology environment.