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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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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

Wireless Networking: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Fluke Networks
EGUIDE: Join networking experts Chuck Moozakis and Lee Badman to discover the benefits and challenges of implementing a high-density wireless infrastructure as well as 7 key wireless networking trends you need to be aware of.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Apr 2015

Fluke Networks

Create a Converged Campus Network To Meet the Needs of Your Business Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a converged campus solution that provides a single, optimized and scalable unified network for secure and consistent access to business critical applications.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Discover the Power of Network Simplicity
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a possible solution to the problem of wireless network management.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Case Study: How One Organization Powered a Private Cloud for 110 Million people
sponsored by XO Communications
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study shows how one organization, Gannett, powers a private cloud that engages more than 110 people every month. Read on to learn more and gain a better understand of how the right partners can make all the difference for your WAN.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

XO Communications

Case Study: Kawasaki Revs Up Network Performance
sponsored by XO Communications
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study takes an in-depth look at a wireless solution that reduced Kawasaki's costs by 40 percent, improved network performance, and provided great visability of the network. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

XO Communications

The Emergence of SDN in WLAN
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: SDN is being implemented rapidly—is your organization maximizing its benefit? New use cases have emerged for SDN in wireless networks. Our e-guide, The Emergence of SDN in WLAN explores how SDN can benefit your wireless network through the improvement of how wireless networks are deployed and managed.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

TechTarget

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

WLAN Market Predicitions
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: The world of WLAN is ever-expanding and is changing worker behavior and how businesses are functioning. This informative guide dives deep into the most recent expert content of the future of WLAN. From Wi-Fi and 802.11ac, discover what you need to know for 2014.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Understanding Wireless LAN requirements
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: A decision all leaders will make is what type of wireless LAN they implement. What can be seen as an easy decision will have a big impact on the performance and output of your employees. By taking our survey, you will help us gain insight into the purchasing process and in return, you will gain access to our premium content on Ethernet Switches.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Application Delivery: A How to Buy Guide
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Is your organization purchasing new application delivery or WAN optimization solutions in 2015? If so, you've got your work cut out for you in determining approach vs. price and numerous other key purchasing decisions. Our expert guide, Application Delivery: A How to Buy Guide, can help you make those decisions and hone your platform.
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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Ensuring an Optimal Wi-Fi Experience: Best Practices
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert guide from SearchNetworking.com examines the available options and best practices to boost your wireless experience.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Increasing Wireless LAN Capacity: Understanding your options
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this tech guide, learn how to increase capacity in your enterprise wireless LAN with 802.11ac, and explore the uses of 60 GHz wireless technology in the upcoming 802.11ad standard.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 11 Sep 2013

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

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

Five Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Upgrading your network and WLANs can be a daunting task but the benefits of 802.11ac cannot be over looked. This guide offers 5 simple steps towards a successful 802.11ac migration and how it will better equip your organization.
Posted: 03 Dec 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) Key Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the 5 essential steps to follow when migrating to 802.11ac WLAN, the next-generation Wi-Fi.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Jun 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) ClientMatch Technology
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a radio frequency (RF) management solution that gives wireless local area network (WLAN) infrastructure control over client connectivity and roaming, to ensure always-on service.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Jun 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Creating a Mobile-Centric Organization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Discover an innovative approach to designing and deploying networks that can help you support a mobile workforce while lowering costs and cutting complexity.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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