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ALSO CALLED: Wireless LAN Routers, Intelligent Mobile Gateways, Wireless Gateways (Hardware), Wireless Local Area Network Routers
DEFINITION: A wireless router is a device in a wireless local area network (WLAN) that determines the next network point to which a packet should be forwarded toward its destination. A wireless router works in the same way as the router in a hard-wired home or business local area network (LAN), but allows greater mobility for notebook or portable computers. The individual computers are equipped with small wireless  … 
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Riverside Healthcare System
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial case study discusses how a healthcare organization with four facilities utilized a WLAN solution to eliminate slow client performance, centralize configuration and monitoring and open the door to many labor-saving applications.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Aerohive Networks

Hot Tips for Securing Your Wireless Network
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Everyone from the home user to the corporate enterprise needs to secure their Wi-Fi network. This white paper offers 11 tips for securing your Wi-Fi network, including encryption, password management, and more.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Sophos, Inc.

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
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WIRELESS ROUTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  transceivers that can be plugged into either a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port or a PC card slot.For home and business computer users who have high-speed Internet connections, a wireless router can also act as a hardware firewall. This is true even if the home or business has only one computer. Many engineers believe that the use of a router provides superior protection against hacking because individual computer IP addresses are not directly exposed to the Internet. A wireless router also does not consume computer resources as a firewall program does.Wireless router technology has improved in … 
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