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ALSO CALLED: Dual-mode Wireless LAN, Wireless Local Area Networks, Wireless LAN
DEFINITION: A wireless LAN (or WLAN, for wireless local area network, sometimes referred to as LAWN, for local area wireless network) is one in which a mobile user can connect to a local area network (LAN) through a wireless (radio) connection. The IEEE 802.11 group of standards specify the technologies for wireless LANs. 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and CSMA/CA (carrier sense multiple access with  … 
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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

Converging Branch Infrastructure for Simplicity, Efficiency, and Lower Costs
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Branch office IT deployments exist as isolated islands of infrastructure that are difficult to manage. This approach is expensive and puts your data at risk.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Wireless Best Practices
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: Mobility has become one of the most important social and technological movements in the past decade.  However, this means its time to update legacy hardware and design a mission critical wireless LAN.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Ruckus Wireless

Making WLANs Work Reliably and Cost-Effectively
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper details a WLAN solution that will not only make the network more reliable, but also make it more cost effective.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Ruckus Wireless

Entertainment: Time Warner Cable Arena
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
CASE STUDY: Deploying wireless broadband connectivity in a high-density venue is a very challenging undertaking - especially since we now live in a time when almost everyone is carrying a device of some sort to connect with.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Ruckus Wireless

Using All the Tools You Can
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: As user demands on Wi-Fi networks continue to rise quickly across every part of the industry, great radio performance matters more than ever.  This exclusive white paper details a wireless solution that can help you achieve the best possible Wi-Fi experience for your enterprise.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Ruckus Wireless

Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: This analyst report evaluates the critical capabilities of wired and wireless LAN access networking vendors against a set of common enterprise use cases. Your network decision makers can use this research to determine which vendors have the best mix of capabilities for your specific usage requirements.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Aruba Networks

Analyst Report: Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: This analyst report explains what has changed during the past 12 months in the access layer market, what's required in the wired and wireless access layer, and discusses how 14 different vendors stack up in the market. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Aruba Networks

Boost Wireless Network ROI with End-to-End Visualization
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that highlights an end-to-end visualization solution from initial site planning to real-time RF monitoring. Learn how your organization can solve problems faster, improve service quality, make well-informed business decisions and boost your wireless network ROI.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

Mobility Customer Success Stories: BYOD and Mobility
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Let's face it; Employees bring their own devices into work and want to be able to connect to corporate networks. There are a lot of vendors in mind when deciding on a BYOD strategy, and the best fit depends on your company.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Enterprise Wireless LAN Testing
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Organizations looking to implement a new wireless LAN should be considering more than just speed and download rates.  The ability of a WLAN to support a high-density of mobile devices and a variety of application types is just as important.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Aruba Networks

A wireless LAN that works for mobile business
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mobility leads the way for businesses today.  Between laptops, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices, the need for a strong wireless connection becomes a focal point for business.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Aerohive Enterprise Video
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WEBCAST: There are plenty of reasons why access to wi-fi is becoming more essential to the workplace, but it can be difficult to meet the growing networking expectations as well as cut costs.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Sep 10, 2014

Aerohive Networks

Economic Value Validation
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Mobility is greatly affecting how wireless networks are designed. The need for personalizing users' mobile experiences to deliver anytime, anywhere access without causing trouble for cost control and operations is a complex problem for IT.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

2014 WLAN Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: With today's enterprise being dominated by BYOD and the consumerization of IT, the barrier posed by cetralized architectures is becoming increasingly intolerable.  This has led organizations to start looking for a modernizaed plan.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

Aerohive Networks

The Network Impact of 802.11ac
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Mobility is greatly affecting how wireless networks are designed.  The need for personalizing users' mobile experiences to deliver anytime, anywhere access without causing trouble for cost control and operations is a complex problem for IT.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

Aerohive Networks

How Cisco Helped Pinellas County, FL to Integrate Wired and Wireless Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Cisco helped Pinellas County, Florida to deliver unified wired and wireless services with bring-your-own-device convenience to all 111 buildings in 53 locations throughout the county.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

New Wireless Network Capabilities Promise Higher User Capacity
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: This white paper explains how WLAN administrators can use existing channels more efficiently, as well as how they can tap new frequencies to offload bandwidth hogs.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Cox Communications, 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

Tutorial: 5 Steps to Effective Wireless Networking in Health Care
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
EGUIDE: View this e-guide from searchHealthIT.com for 5 expert tips on how to plan, implement, and manage health care wireless networks.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

Antwerp University Hospital Supports Staff, Patients, and Students with WLAN
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows how Antwerp University Hospital overcame their WLAN challenges with a more scalable, controller-less solution that supported access for growing numbers of staff and students.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

Memorial Hermann Delivers Secure, Reliable Wireless for Mission-Critical Patient Care
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how Memorial Hermann Health System is benefiting after upgrading to a wireless network.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

Wireless LAN Best Practices for Compliant Care
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how wireless LAN (WLAN) has become a critical part of healthcare network infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aerohive Networks

Healthcare Reference Architecture – Mobile Access Solutions for Point-of-Care Applications
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a set of solutions that enable healthcare providers with reliable, high-performance mobile voice and data access to help improve point-of-care delivery.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Aerohive Networks
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WLAN DEFINITION (continued): …  collision avoidance) for path sharing and include an encryption method, the Wired Equivalent Privacy algorithm.High-bandwidth allocation for wireless will make possible a relatively low-cost wiring of classrooms in the United States. A similar frequency allocation has been made in Europe. Hospitals and businesses are also expected to install wireless LAN systems where existing LANs are not already in place. Using technology from the Symbionics Networks, Ltd., a wireless LAN adapter can be made to fit on a Personal Computer Memory Card Industry Association (PCMCIA) card for a laptop or notebook … 
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