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DEFINITION: In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver). An access point connects users to other users within the network and also can serve as the point of interconnection between the WLAN and a fixed wire network. Each access point can serve multiple users within a defined network area; as people move beyond  … 
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Top 7 applications for802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide shows the top 7 use cases for the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi and highlights how this provides improved speed and capacity.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

Tired of Rogues - Solutions for Detecting & Eliminating Rogue Wireless Networks
sponsored by AirDefense Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the different types of rogue wireless devices, the risks faced by enterprises due to their proliferation and multiple approaches to detecting and mitigating them.
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

AirDefense Inc.

Getting Your Wireless Together to Save Time, Improve Reception
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When you “cluster” standalone wireless access points, you can improve reception and roaming, strengthen security, and save many hours of technical labor—all without the expense of a wireless controller. Continue reading to learn more about clustering improvement.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Topographies for the Simply Connected Campus: Juniper's Simply Connected Campus Network Platform Architectures
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a set of solutions that can help you satisfy all the requirements of a campus network, conquer the environment's inherent challenges, and provide a wired-like experience to your end users, no matter what device they are using.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Ten Factors To Consider For Business Grade WLANS
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper for a list of 10 key factors to consider when creating a business grade WLAN.
Posted: 05 Dec 2011 | Published: 05 Dec 2011

Avaya

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

The Case for Next-Generation Wireless LANs: Faster Connections and More Applications and Users
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to discover how the next generation of WLANs is creating faster connections, more applications, and a better experience for end-users.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

Brocade

Implementing a Wireless LAN
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the networking requirements and considerations for a successful WLAN implementation.
Posted: 08 Nov 2007 | Published: 13 Jul 2007

AT&T Corp

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

Wireless Resource Management For Maximum Reliability and Scalability
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a scalable, high performance, easily managed WLAN solution that intelligently and effectively manages all network resources to deliver optimized performance and scalability.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | Published: 18 Jan 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.
 
 
WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS DEFINITION (continued): … In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver). An access point connects users to other users within the network and also can serve as the point of interconnection between the WLAN and a fixed wire network. Each access point can serve multiple users within a defined network area; as people move beyond the range of one access point, they are automatically handed over to the next one. A small WLAN may only require a single access point; the number required increases as a function of the number of network users and the physical size of the network.
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