What Does Central Outdoor Router Mean?
Central Outdoor Router (COR) is a point-to-multipoint wireless local area network (WLAN) device located in a central geographical area for enhanced network communication and local area user mobility.
COR implementation follows the international standard for wireless and high-speed local area networks (LAN) defined as IEEE 802.11b by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Techopedia Explains Central Outdoor Router
COR extends communication to two or more Outdoor Router Clients (ORC) and bridges with up to 32 multipoint Remote Outdoor Router (ROR) locations, or slaves. One COR may connect to multiple RORs simultaneously, whereas ROR terminals may only connect to one device at a time. A WiFi mesh system could also serve the same function.
COR features include:
- Wired LAN or wireless interface
- Routing Information Protocol (RIP) compliant with IP routing
- Adaptive Dynamic Polling
- High Bit Error Rates (BER)
- Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64 and 128 RC4 encryption
- Bandwidth management
- Ethernet support
- Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
- Spanning Tree Algorithm (STA)
- Transparent bridge
- Address-based Media Access Control (MAC)