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ALSO CALLED: Wireless Fidelity, WiFi
DEFINITION: Wi-Fi (short for "wireless fidelity") is a term forcertain types of wireless local area network (WLAN) that use specifications in the 802.11 family. The term Wi-Fi was created by an organization called the Wi-Fi Alliance, which overseestests that certify product interoperability. A product thatpasses the alliance tests is given the label "Wi-Ficertified" (a registered trademark).Originally,  … 
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The Virtual Office Checklist
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The technology behind remote access is called a "virtual private network," or "VPN," and it establishes a private, secure network connection over a public network, such as the Internet.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Welcome to Your Internet Future - Mobile Broadband Brought to You by WiMAX
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: WiMAX is a new way of subscribing to mobile Internet access through a wireless connection, direct to your service provider, it gives you reliable, convenient broadband access on the go, for real-time information and entertainment.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Intel Corporation

Avaya Unified Communications Can Reduce Cell Phone Expenses
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By converging real-time, near-real-time, and non-real-time business communication applications, Avaya Intelligent Communications can dramatically reduce cell phone expenses, taking Unified Communications to the next level.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Avaya Inc.

Clean VPN Approach to Secure Remote Access
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper learn how integrating SonicWALL SSL VPN/Secure Remote Access, SonicWALL Network Security Appliance, and SonicWALL Global Management System solutions offer organizations a single solution for defense-indepth security.
Posted: 25 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

SonicWALL

The Universal Wireless Client: How to Simplify Mobility and Reduce the Cost of Supporting Mobile Workers
sponsored by Fiberlink Communications
WHITE PAPER: This document will explain how Fiberlink's Extend360 Agent™ can simplify secure connectivity to corporate WLANs, home wireless networks, and roaming WiFi and mobile data networks.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 05 Jun 2008

Fiberlink Communications

Point-to-Point Broadband Wireless for Service Providers: Backhaul traffic, remove network bottlenecks and extend service to previously inaccessible locations
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents multiple approaches and technologies for point-to-point wireless and the advantages and challenges of each. Learn which approach is best for your organization.
Posted: 29 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

Motorola, Inc.

Genesis Wireless Brings Service to Resort, Builds Revenue
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief case study to learn how Genesis Wireless implemented Motorola wireless broadband solutions to produce significant cost savings and provide enhanced reliability.
Posted: 29 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

Motorola, Inc.

Motorola Wireless Broadband: Video Surveillance Solutions
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how wireless video systems can improve performance and increase revenue.
Posted: 29 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

Motorola, Inc.

A Guide to Effectively Managing Enterprise Wi-Fi Networks
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In order to avoid making WLAN administration a full-time headache, IT administrators who are deploying or extending enterprise WLANs must make sure that RF management is not an afterthought, but a priority. This paper will show you how to d...
Posted: 25 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Accessing BlackBerry Data Services Using Wi-Fi Networks
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can complete multiple tasks at once to increase productivity by accessing both wireless and Wi-Fi networks together using the BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone.
Posted: 02 Aug 2007 | Published: 23 Jul 2007

BlackBerry

Smart Mobile™: Next Generation WLAN Architecture for High-Performance Networks
sponsored by Trapeze Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the different approaches to wireless LAN (WLAN) architectures, planning for applications such as VoWLAN, preparing for 802.11n and recommending strategies for future wireless deployments.
Posted: 11 Jul 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Trapeze Networks

Beyond Corporate Walls: Motorola Enterprise Mesh Networks
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Wireless mesh technology is flexible, secure and allows for easy control of user access. Read this paper to learn how mesh technology can help your enterprise cost effectively extend its wireless coverage without any extra cable or fiber.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Motorola, Inc.

RFS7000: High performance, high bandwidth RF switch for large scale deployments
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the challenges of managing multiple networks to access mobile data and outlines a step-by-step approach to developing a unified enterprise mobility strategy.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Building a Unified Enterprise Mobility Strategy
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines a step-by-step approach to developing a unified enterprise mobility strategy, enabling a more cost-effective and efficient delivery of network connectivity to a larger mobile workforce.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Integrating Mobile Access into Your VPN Environment
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises are increasingly facing the task of integrating a variety of access services and devices onto their Virtual Private Networks (VPN). This white paper takes a closer look at some key issues that arise when bringing access methods into your VPN.
Posted: 31 May 2007 | Published: 07 Jun 2006

AT&T Corp

5-Step Plan for Securing Your Enterprise WLAN
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper that details the five essential steps you must take to secure your enterprise WLAN.
Posted: 19 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

AirTight Networks, Inc.

Is It the Network? Solving VoIP Problems on a Wireless LAN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The goal of this paper is to combine a deep knowledge of 802.11 protocols, quality of service (QoS) mechanisms and VoIP handsets with the feedback from IT professionals to identify potential problems and solutions when rolling out VoIP on a Wi-...
Posted: 02 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Global Knowledge

Smart Mobile™: Next-generation WLAN Architecture for High Performance Networks
sponsored by Trapeze Networks
WHITE PAPER: WLANs are facing a new set of requirements that are driving different approaches to WLAN design. This white paper helps the network manager understand the benefits to different approaches and recommends strategies for planning future wireless deployments.
Posted: 07 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Trapeze Networks

Wireless Protection for the Mobile Workforce
sponsored by AirDefense Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Growing threats could compromise wireless LAN devices at hotspots, airports, hotels and other public access networks. Learn how to enforce corporate policies & defend mobile clients from attacks that happen outside the secure enterprise per...
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

AirDefense Inc.

Troubleshooting Wireless LANs to Improve Wi-Fi Uptime and Security
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper gives you an in-depth look at the wireless troubleshooting process. You'll learn how to improve security and performance by identifying rogue access points and ad-hoc networks and learn how to conduct network audits.
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2005

Fluke Networks
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WI-FI DEFINITION (continued): …  Wi-Fi certification was applicable only toproducts using the 802.11b standard. Today, Wi-Fi can apply toproducts that use any 802.11 standard. The 802.11specifications are part of an evolving set of wireless networkstandards known as the 802.11 family. The particularspecification under which a Wi-Fi network operates is calledthe "flavor" of the network. Wi-Fi has gained acceptance in manybusinesses, agencies, schools, and homes as an alternative to awired LAN. Many airports, hotels, and fast-food facilitiesoffer public access to Wi-Fi networks. These locations areknown as hot spots. Many charge … 
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