Incidentally, wireless LANs (like 802.11) are easier to provide on a moving aircraft than wireless WANs because LAN stations do not need to continually re-associate with radio base stations on the ground. Both 802.11 access points and stations are moving at the same rate, on board the aircraft. Connecting the entire aircraft network to the Internet (for example, through satellite) still remains a challenge.
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