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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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Buyers Pack: Wi-Fi Evaluation Checklist 2016
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
RESOURCE: This asset serves as a checklist which will arm you with the tools you need to make an informed WLAN acquisition decision.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

Aerohive Networks

Schools Talking to Schools
sponsored by Avaya
WEBCAST: This webcast is a series of testimonials about how one WLAN tool was able to improve network operations for a number of school districts. You'll see how data centers, WLAN and other IT operations can support education operations.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Premiered: Apr 7, 2016

Avaya

Should You Upgrade to 802.11ac Wireless LAN?
sponsored by Rogers Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the questions LAN managers should ask themselves to determine if they need to upgrade to 802.11ac wireless LAN, as well as the pros and cons of doing so.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Mar 2016

Rogers Communications, Inc.

Are Mobile Medical Devices "Hospital Grade?"
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper outlines the major challenges of WLAN deployments in healthcare environments. Read on to discover best practices for medical device testing to cost-effectively mitigate risk and ensure quality in life-critical deployment scenarios.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Ixia

How to Buy Locally Managed WLAN for the Enterprise
sponsored by Rogers Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses 4 key criteria that IT buyers need to consider before acquiring locally managed wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment. It includes an assessment of the benefits of managing on premise WLAN over managing WLAN from the cloud.
Posted: 25 Mar 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

Rogers Communications, Inc.

Top 5 IT Challenges Facing Canadian Businesses
sponsored by Rogers Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business success increasingly hinges on a company's ability to use new technology to drive innovation and improve operational efficiency. But IT leaders say their ability to advance the business is challenged. Read this brief white paper to learn about the IT challenges facing businesses today and why IT departments are wasting 200 hours per week.
Posted: 25 Mar 2016 | Published: 08 Mar 2016

Rogers Communications, Inc.

Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
sponsored by Avaya
ANALYST REPORT: Access this guide to determine which wired/WLAN vendors have the best mix of critical capabilities for their specific usage requirements and which one best suits your organization's needs.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2015

Avaya

Has the Time for Wireless Enterprise Networks Arrived?
sponsored by Rogers Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: The demands for anywhere-access and the rollout of higher-speed Wi-Fi standards have challenged enterprises to explore the feasibility of transitioning from a wired infrastructure to an all-wireless internal network. Discover the benefits of 802.11n and 802.11ac, and get advice on WLAN planning and fortifying the wired infrastructure.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

Rogers Communications, Inc.

5 Tips for Managing Guest Wireless Network Access
sponsored by Rogers Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you'll learn about 5 key considerations when setting up a network access policy for guests including, operational specifications, splash-page agreement and 3 more.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

Rogers Communications, Inc.

5 Essential Elements of the 802.11ac Wave 2 Business Case
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WEBCAST: Wi-fi has become the primary and default communication channel for most organizations. Keeping up with traffic demands is a make or break issue. In this webcast, learn how to provide an effective network to enable maximum user productivity.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 8, 2016, 16:09 EST (21:09 GMT)

Extreme Networks

Hype or Ripe? 5 Essential Elements of the 802.11ac Wave 2 Business Case
sponsored by Extreme Networks
EBOOK: In this e-book, you will discover the five key justifications required to build a business case for investment in Wave 2 of 802.11ac. Read on to receive the benefits of this wireless technology and learn how it helps maximize end user productivity.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 04 Mar 2016

Extreme Networks

SD-WAN: Is This a Secure Line?
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this issue of Network Evolution, learn how software-defined WAN is helping enterprises maintain secure networks while embracing hybrid WAN architectures at the branch.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

SearchNetworking.com

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 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

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

Wi-Fi in Healthcare, Retail and Education
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this classroom, analyst Zeus Kerravala considers issues related to wireless in three sectors: retail, education and healthcare.
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 | Premiered: 24 Nov 2015

TOPICS:  Networking | WLAN
SearchNetworking.com

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

Four Key Trends Impacting Mobile Infrastructure Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for an in-depth look at the key building blocks of a successful mobile enterprise infrastructure solution, as well as the major trends and challenges of deployment in the modern business world.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

IBM

The Rapid Emergence of SDN is Revolutionizing Organization's Network Architectures
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: SDN is being implemented rapidly—is your organization maximizing its benefit? SDN is on its way to improving the way wireless networks are deployed and managed. In our e-guide, The Emergence of SDN in WLAN our experts explore how SDN is changing WLAN architectures, adoption timeframes and SDN for wireless application performance.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

TechTarget

Crowd Pleaser
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: Many enterprise wireless networks were never designed for the density of devices crammed on them today. Inside, we explore the next generation of wireless infrastructure, Wave 2, and the promise of more speed and bandwidth for today's congested networks.
Posted: 02 Dec 2015 | Published: 02 Dec 2015

SearchNetworking.com

Network Evolution: Shifting the Focus to SD-WAN
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this exclusive issue of the 'Network Evolution' magazine, explore the promise of SD-WAN, why enterprises are so interested in it and what it means for the future of WAN optimization.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 03 Aug 2015

SearchNetworking.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

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
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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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