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Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing end-to-end L2 connectivity, are described. The system includes satellites configured to transmit data packets. The system further includes a first non-autonomous gateway in communication with the satellites. The first non-autonomous gateway is configured to receive the data packets from the satellites at L1, generate virtual tagging tuples within L2 packet headers of the data packets, and transmit the data packets each including a virtual tagging tuple. The system further includes a L2 switch in communication with the first non-autonomous gateway. The L2 switch is configured to receive the virtually tagged data packets and transmit the virtually tagged data packets. Further, the system includes a second non-autonomous gateway in communication with the L2 switch. The second non-autonomous gateway configured to receive the virtually tagged data packets and transmit the virtually tagged data packets to an entity based on the virtual tagging tuple associated with each of the virtually tagged packets.

Title
Access node/gateway to access node/gateway layer-2 connectivity (end-to-end)
Application Number
12/761858
Publication Number
8345650 (B2)
Application Date
April 16, 2010
Publication Date
January 1, 2013
Inventor
Jason Lau
Lafayette
LA, US
Girish Chandran
Carlsbad
CA, US
Michael Foxworthy
Carlsbad
CA, US
Agent
Holland & Hart
Assignee
ViaSat
CA, US
IPC
H04W 4/00
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