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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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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

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.

How to Get Better and Faster with Wireless-N
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When will your business begin using next-generation wireless technology? Wireless-N (802.11n technology) is already in users' newer devices—laptops, desktops, IP phones, and smartphones. Continue reading to learn more about Wireless-N, it's business advantages and best practices.
Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Published: 20 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.

It's All About U
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn how you can offer a 3G-like user experience to Wi-Fi authentication and roaming with 802.11u.
Posted: 07 Feb 2012 | Published: 07 Feb 2012

Ruckus Wireless

ESG: A Phased Approach to Network Access Control (NAC)
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Symantec Network Access Control can provide the secret to NAC success by offering a practical, phased implementation approach and by aligning NAC with business requirements.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Symantec Corporation

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

BYOD and the Wireless Revolution
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: BYOD and the wireless revolution are changing the modern enterprise – are you ready? This resource explores how to ready your network for BYOD in order to reap the most benefits while simultaneously maintaining control over your network and corporate assets.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Avaya

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.

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
 
 
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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