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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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Enabling High-Performance for Apple iPads in the Enterprise
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the specific challenges of deploying iPads in the enterprise, how to configure an iPad for a wireless land area network (WLAN), and a specific WLAN solution that offers scalable performance in a high density network -- ideal for the mobile workplace.
Posted: 05 Nov 2010 | Published: 05 Nov 2010

Aruba Networks

Wi-Fi Provides Rx for Healthcare Challenges
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at how healthcare providers are using wireless LANs creatively to improve patient care and to realize much-needed cost efficiencies. It also discusses the primary challenges health organizations face in their deployments and offers up solutions for successfully addressing them.
Posted: 29 Oct 2010 | Published: 28 Oct 2010

Aerohive Networks

Own the Air: Testing Aruba Networks’ Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) in a High-Density Client Environment
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Aruba commissioned Network Test to evaluate the efficiency of Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) features. Using a massive over-the-air test bed1, Network Test assessed ARM features both individually and in concert, in the latter case using strict adherence to service-level agreements as one of the key metrics.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Aruba Networks

Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: While 802.11n wireless networks let enterprises create a seamless working environment by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks, the best ways for deploying 802.11n—while minimizing acquisition and operational costs—may still be unclear. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 05 Oct 2010

Brocade

The Economics of Cooperative Control: Protocols are Free
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the controller-based architecture was created to solve manageability, mobility (as opposed to portability), and high operational expenditure (OPEX) problems that were prevalent in autonomous (fat, thick, standalone) AP implementations.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

Aerohive Networks

802.11n Primer
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we will look at the basic elements of 802.11n functionality, with an emphasis on how it differs from WLAN technologies in use today. Our primary focus will be on the major methods that 802.11n uses to deliver on the claim of large increases in throughput and reliability.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

Aerohive Networks

The Network Impact of 802.11n
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: With the adoption of 802.11n, concerns over the capabilities of wireless LAN technology have become concerns that affect the whole network, not just the first hop across the radio. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

Aerohive Networks

 802.11n Migration
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In the last few short years sales of 802.11n wireless networking gear have skyrocketed, and have effectively displaced the legacy 802.11a/b/g versions in many organizations. It's rapidly becoming the wireless technology of choice for networking professionals in all-sized organizations.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Brocade

802.11n Technology
sponsored by Meraki
WHITE PAPER: This paper summarizes the benefits of a wireless LAN (WLAN) network for an introduction to Multiple-In Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology. Read on to learn so much more.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

Meraki

Impacts of Healthcare Applications on WLAN Mobility
sponsored by AirMagnet
WHITE PAPER: WLANs are the often-underestimated strategic resource that provides the foundation for the success of any mobile initiative. This paper will address how to build and manage a solid WLAN foundation that protects healthcare organizations from poor application performance, security vulnerabilities and compliance issues.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

AirMagnet

What IT Managers Need to Know About IP Surveillance
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: The video surveillance market is in the throes of transition. IP surveillance is rapidly taking over from traditional analog CCTV. Within the next three years more than half the surveillance cameras used in North America will be IP cameras, according to the research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 15 Jun 2010 | Published: 15 Jun 2010

D-Link

How to Unify Your Wireless Architecture Without Limiting Performance or Flexibility
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: So much is happening today to give you a chance to rethink your wireless architecture. Learn what to look for in a wireless architecture that not only provides the mobility and performance today’s applications need, but also lowers your costs of operations while increasing wireless security.
Posted: 26 Apr 2010 | Published: 26 Apr 2010

D-Link

A Manager's Guide to Wireless Hotspots: How to Take Advantage of Them While Protecting the Security of Your Corporate Network
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the security risks inherent in public Wi-Fi Internet access and the best ways to mitigate these risks. It also discusses the benefits of hosting a corporate hotspot of your own.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 May 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Secure Wireless Made Easy -- Selecting a Next-Generation Solution for Pervasive WLAN Implementations
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the characteristics of a next-generation solution that helps alleviate the prevailing issues and challenges associated with today's WLAN implementations. The emergence of products that conform to related criteria holds the key to enabling enterprises to fully realize the important benefits that wireless technology has to offer.
Posted: 06 Jul 2009 | Published: 06 Jul 2009

SonicWALL

How Professional Services Add Value to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Projects
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how qualified service providers can add value to RFID projects, highlights some of the planning issues and considerations that call for experienced advice, and provides guidance to the types of services available and how to differentiate service providers.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

Digital Billboard Advertising - New Life for a Classic Medium
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn more about the emerging trend of digital billboard advertising and how it can enhance responsiveness, flexibility and profits.
Posted: 02 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Motorola, Inc.

802.1X: Port-Based Authentication Standard for Network Access Control (NAC)
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you discover how to implement secure wireless LAN access (WLAN) across the enterprise network.
Posted: 19 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Cisco Unified Communications: Unifying Communications Infrastructure
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Cisco's unified communications vision combines individual systems with different communications capabilities into a cohesive, powerful communications ecosystem that allows a business to revolutionize itself overnight.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

CCNA Wireless Certification
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper will describe the growing need for CCNA Wireless certification, what the CCNA Wireless certification is, its benefits, and what pre-requisites, exams, and training are required to get certified.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

WPA2 Security: Choosing the Right WLAN Authentication Method for Homes and Enterprises
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper will explore the authentication methods available with WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) and identify several important best practices to consider when deploying a wireless network at home or in the enterprise.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

The Case for an Untethered Enterprise
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to take your enterprise completely wireless by implementing the most up to date wireless technology.
Posted: 23 Oct 2008 | Published: 22 Oct 2008

Motorola, Inc.

Siemens Mobile UC - Where UC Meets Enterprise Mobility
sponsored by Siemens Enterprise Communications
WHITE PAPER: In response to increased employee mobility, companies are developing Unified Communications (UC) strategies and implementing UC solutions to enable a global work focus and ease employee communications problems.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 14 Oct 2008

Siemens Enterprise Communications

Locating Rogue 802.11n and Legacy Wireless Access Points
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about the omnidirectional and unidirectional search methods for locating rogue access points to improve wireless network security.
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Fluke Networks

802.11n Demystified Companion Guide
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides an overview of 802.11n-including how this new standard will deliver higher performance than existing 802.11a/b/g networks, and what network managers should do to prepare their networks to achieve the highest performance.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 19 Sep 2008

Xirrus

Managing and Monitoring a Primary Wireless Network
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Intel IT designed a highly automated approach to managing an enterprise primary wireless LAN, with a focus on service level management and monitoring. This white paper has the details.
Posted: 12 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Intel Corporation
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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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