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ALSO CALLED: Dual-mode Wireless LAN, Wireless Local Area Networks, Wireless LAN
DEFINITION: A wireless LAN (or WLAN, for wireless local area network, sometimes referred to as LAWN, for local area wireless network) is one in which a mobile user can connect to a local area network (LAN) through a wireless (radio) connection. The IEEE 802.11 group of standards specify the technologies for wireless LANs. 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and CSMA/CA (carrier sense multiple access with  … 
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Wireless Best Practices
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: Mobility has become one of the most important social and technological movements in the past decade.  However, this means its time to update legacy hardware and design a mission critical wireless LAN.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Ruckus Wireless

Making WLANs Work Reliably and Cost-Effectively
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper details a WLAN solution that will not only make the network more reliable, but also make it more cost effective.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Ruckus Wireless

Using All the Tools You Can
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: As user demands on Wi-Fi networks continue to rise quickly across every part of the industry, great radio performance matters more than ever.  This exclusive white paper details a wireless solution that can help you achieve the best possible Wi-Fi experience for your enterprise.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Ruckus Wireless

Boost Wireless Network ROI with End-to-End Visualization
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that highlights an end-to-end visualization solution from initial site planning to real-time RF monitoring. Learn how your organization can solve problems faster, improve service quality, make well-informed business decisions and boost your wireless network ROI.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

Enterprise Wireless LAN Testing
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Organizations looking to implement a new wireless LAN should be considering more than just speed and download rates.  The ability of a WLAN to support a high-density of mobile devices and a variety of application types is just as important.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Aruba Networks

A wireless LAN that works for mobile business
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mobility leads the way for businesses today.  Between laptops, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices, the need for a strong wireless connection becomes a focal point for business.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Economic Value Validation
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Mobility is greatly affecting how wireless networks are designed. The need for personalizing users' mobile experiences to deliver anytime, anywhere access without causing trouble for cost control and operations is a complex problem for IT.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

2014 WLAN Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: With today's enterprise being dominated by BYOD and the consumerization of IT, the barrier posed by cetralized architectures is becoming increasingly intolerable.  This has led organizations to start looking for a modernizaed plan.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

Aerohive Networks

The Network Impact of 802.11ac
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Mobility is greatly affecting how wireless networks are designed.  The need for personalizing users' mobile experiences to deliver anytime, anywhere access without causing trouble for cost control and operations is a complex problem for IT.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

Aerohive Networks

Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives 5 guidelines to ensuring a successful migration to 802.11ac. These include auditing the current infrastructure, evaluating capacity requirements and choosing the right access points for your needs.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

Antwerp University Hospital Supports Staff, Patients, and Students with WLAN
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows how Antwerp University Hospital overcame their WLAN challenges with a more scalable, controller-less solution that supported access for growing numbers of staff and students.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

Memorial Hermann Delivers Secure, Reliable Wireless for Mission-Critical Patient Care
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how Memorial Hermann Health System is benefiting after upgrading to a wireless network.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

Wireless LAN Best Practices for Compliant Care
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how wireless LAN (WLAN) has become a critical part of healthcare network infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aerohive Networks

Healthcare Reference Architecture – Mobile Access Solutions for Point-of-Care Applications
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a set of solutions that enable healthcare providers with reliable, high-performance mobile voice and data access to help improve point-of-care delivery.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Aerohive Networks

Five Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Upgrading your network and WLANs can be a daunting task but the benefits of 802.11ac cannot be over looked. This guide offers 5 simple steps towards a successful 802.11ac migration and how it will better equip your organization.
Posted: 03 Dec 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) Key Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the 5 essential steps to follow when migrating to 802.11ac WLAN, the next-generation Wi-Fi.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Jun 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) ClientMatch Technology
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a radio frequency (RF) management solution that gives wireless local area network (WLAN) infrastructure control over client connectivity and roaming, to ensure always-on service.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Jun 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Creating a Mobile-Centric Organization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Discover an innovative approach to designing and deploying networks that can help you support a mobile workforce while lowering costs and cutting complexity.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enterasys Data Center Networking – Connectivity and Topology Design Guide
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: View key concepts that will help you build a data center fabric capable of meeting the needs of both organizations and users both today and in the future. View now to learn more!
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Enterasys

Network Rightsizing Blueprint for the Next-Generation Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a blueprint for the workplace of the future, explaining in-depth the four key characteristics of the network in a next-gen enterprise. View now to learn how to prepare for, embrace, and enjoy the many benefits of a mobile enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Aruba Networks

802.11ac Migration Guide
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides the basics of 802.11ac and outlines a number of strategies and recommendations that will help you plan your 802.11ac migration. View now to learn more!
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Aruba Networks

Riverside Healthcare System
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial case study discusses how a healthcare organization with four facilities utilized a WLAN solution to eliminate slow client performance, centralize configuration and monitoring and open the door to many labor-saving applications.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Aerohive Networks

Five Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: 802.11ac is quickly becoming the definitive standard for next-generation Wi-Fi. This brief resource counts down five essential steps that will help you successfully migrate to 802.11ac.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Aruba Networks

Dispelling Top Ten Wireless Security Myths
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Don't fall victim to security myths. This resource will help you debunk the top 10 wireless security myths floating around today. Find out the truth when it comes to firewall and intrusion detection systems, wireless security threats, using WEP to secure WIFI communication, and more.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

AirTight Networks, Inc.

Public or Private Cloud: The Choice is Yours
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an overview of public, private and hybrid clouds, their key advantages and disadvantages, and tips that will help you select the best option for your organization.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

Aerohive Networks
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WLAN DEFINITION (continued): …  collision avoidance) for path sharing and include an encryption method, the Wired Equivalent Privacy algorithm.High-bandwidth allocation for wireless will make possible a relatively low-cost wiring of classrooms in the United States. A similar frequency allocation has been made in Europe. Hospitals and businesses are also expected to install wireless LAN systems where existing LANs are not already in place. Using technology from the Symbionics Networks, Ltd., a wireless LAN adapter can be made to fit on a Personal Computer Memory Card Industry Association (PCMCIA) card for a laptop or notebook … 
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