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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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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

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

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

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

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

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 Evolution of Wireless LAN Architectures
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Today, wireless LANs are the primary and often only network in the organization. But are you making the most of the capabilities in your contemporary WLAN architecture? Learn about the role of the control plane - and the wireless controller – in optimizing your WLAN.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 17 Apr 2015

SearchNetworking.com

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

3 Key ways to measure wireless network performance
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Next generation wireless capabilities are placing new demands on the wireless network. Wireless connectivity is more important than ever as mobile device usage, including phones, laptops and tablets, continues to grow. Gain exclusive access to our e-book on trends reshaping the wireless networking market after taking part in our brief survey.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

3 Key ways to measure wireless network performance
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Next generation wireless capabilities are placing new demands on the wireless network. Wireless connectivity is more important than ever as mobile device usage, including phones, laptops and tablets, continues to grow. Gain exclusive access to our e-book on trends reshaping the wireless networking market after taking part in our brief survey.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Is your network ready for the SDN WAN?
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: It's an exciting time to be in networking – if you're prepared. Brace yourself as software-defined networking hits the enterprise WAN. Our expert e-book dives in to the sea change SDN brings to the WAN: changes to job functions, how sys admins can apply SDN and how it addresses demands new technological developments bring to the network, and more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

TechTarget

IT Priorities 2014: UK Europe, France and Germany
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Benchmark your IT spending plans, with our in-depth study of IT spending priorities in the UK, France, Germany, and Europe in 2014.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

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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

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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