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ALSO CALLED: Networks, Local Area Networks
DEFINITION: A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link. Typically, connected devices share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area (for example, within an office building). Usually, the server has applications and data storage that are shared in common by multiple computer users. A local  … 
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Networking Engineering in Extraordinary Places
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this edition of the Network Evolution e-zine, find out how network locations dictate the need to adapt to new and sometimes unusual challenges.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

SearchNetworking.com

Evaluating Cloud-Managed Wireless LAN
sponsored by Viadex
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, our networking experts cut into the hype surrounding cloud-controlled wireless LAN (WLAN) so that you can gain a full understanding of this new service. You'll also uncover the pros and cons of the 4 market-leading cloud-controlled WLAN products.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 15 Jan 2016

Viadex

What is a PDU in an Intelligent, Energy Aware Data Center?
sponsored by Raritan Inc.
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, you will learn how to make the best decisions for your data center power management, and learn why monitoring consumption is paramount. Read this expert guide to access expert tips on creating a power-conscious data center.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Raritan Inc.

Cloud Controlled WLAN: Addressing the Pain Points
sponsored by Viadex
EGUIDE: This e-guide will help you learn the differences between cloud-managed and on-premises wireless LAN, and will also help you discern what you should look for in a WLAN solution for your enterprise.
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 | Published: 23 Dec 2015

Viadex

Evaluating Wireless: Protocols, Trends and Designs
sponsored by Avaya
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide outlines important factors to consider when purchasing WLAN. Read on to learn about seven wireless trends to remember, as well as how to evaluate LAN requirements.
Posted: 22 Dec 2015 | Published: 22 Dec 2015

Avaya

Avaya Boosts Stadium Wi-fi in Montreal
sponsored by Avaya
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide outlines how one company was able to boost their network performance by implementing wireless LAN. Read on to learn on how this technology vastly improved Wi-Fi performance for thousands of customers, and see if this change might be right for your company.
Posted: 21 Dec 2015 | Published: 21 Dec 2015

Avaya

Wireless Networking: Trends to Remember and Ways to Measure
sponsored by Viadex
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide delves into the complexities of wireless networking, highlighting seven wireless networking trends. Access now to learn how to measure the performance of your wireless networks so you can successfully meet your customers' expectations.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

Viadex

Avaya WLAN 9100 Series: Put Your Business-Critical Applications First
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines why upgrading your WLAN can help prevent network performance issues, and give your critical applications the bandwidth they need. Read on to learn about the features of a new WLAN solution and learn how you can reduce network costs, reduce application risk, improve visibility, and more.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

Avaya

Avaya Wireless LAN 9100: Delivering a High-Quality User Experience
sponsored by Avaya
VIDEO: This brief video outlines how upgrading to a wireless LAN can give your wireless users what they need in terms of user experience. Tune in to learn how to protect your network investment from increases in bandwidth demands.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Premiered: 14 Dec 2015

Avaya

The Promising Possibilities of 802.11ac Wave 2
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines what you need to know about 802.11ac Wave 2. Read on to learn about its key features, as well as comparisons to Wave 1 so that you can be prepared for the update.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Avaya

Maximizing the Mobile Learning Experience on Campus with Avaya
sponsored by Avaya
CASE STUDY: This case study outlines how one institution was able to improve the performance of its wireless networks by upgrading its wireless LAN. Read on to learn about how they implemented their next-gen wireless LAN, and see if a similar strategy would be a good fit at your company.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Avaya

Avaya WLAN 9100 Series: Top 10 things you need to know
sponsored by Avaya
RESOURCE: This exclusive resource outlines the top 10 reasons to implement WLAN and how to adapt to changing business requirements. Get access now to discover how to deliver uncompromised access to applications and services for maximum user satisfaction.
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Avaya

What to Look for in 802.11ac Access Points
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: This Buyer's Essentials guide looks at essential 802.11ac features like self-configuration, backwards-compatibility with older APs, dual Gigabit-Ethernet ports for higher throughput, and ease of management.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

SearchNetworking.com

VLANs and Trunks
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides technical details about VLANs and trunks, along with design options at a basic to intermediate level.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

How We Define a Network is About to Change, Again
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how VMware NSX changes the way that you build, manage, and secure your network.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

The Packet Delivery Process: Remotely Connected Hosts
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the packet delivery process when two devices are remotely connected, including key definitions and a detailed look at the actual process of exchanging data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

The Packet Delivery Process: Locally Connected Hosts
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the packet delivery process when two devices are locally connected, containing definitions of key terms and a detailed look at the actual process of exchanging data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Critical Concepts of the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Exam
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the major concepts covered on the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching exam as of spring 2013.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Computer Weekly networking case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Balancing wireless LAN troubleshooting strategies for BYOD
sponsored by Extreme Networks
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide highlights the variety of tools available for proactive and responsive BYOD troubleshooting.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Extreme Networks

Campus Wired LAN Technology Design Guide
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This guide outlines strategies for designing wired network access depending on the size of an organization's environment.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives 5 guidelines to ensuring a successful migration to 802.11ac. These include auditing the current infrastructure, evaluating capacity requirements and choosing the right access points for your needs.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

How to Handle Mobile Devices' Impact on the Network
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: The number and complexity of mobile devices on the enterprise network are expanding, gobbling up bandwidth from the WLAN infrastructure. This technical guide will help you prep your network for the higher capacity demands of next-stage BYOD. Learn what challenges you must overcome in the coming months.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

SearchNetworking.com

The Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture Enables Business Transformation
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper focuses on the 3 forces that are driving the need for the evolution of the overall enterprise network and presents a solution that transforms the network to provide unmatched levels of openness and programmability.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco
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LAN DEFINITION (continued): …  area network may serve as few as two or three users (for example, in a home network) or as many as thousands of users (for example, in an FDDI network). Major local area network technologies are:  Ethernet  Token Ring  FDDI   Ethernet is by far the most commonly used LAN technology. A number of corporations use the Token Ring technology. FDDI is sometimes used as a backbone LAN interconnecting Ethernet or Token Ring LANs. Another LAN technology, ARCNET, once the most commonly installed LAN technology, is still used in the industrial automation industry.Typically, … 
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