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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 for 802.11ac 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

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

Top 10 Reasons Enterprises Prefer Juniper Wireless
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ten characteristics and features any WLAN solution should offer to support the transformational trends your business is making and meet the many challenges of today's enterprises.
Posted: 21 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.
 
 
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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