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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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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

Top 7 applications for 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide shows the top 7 use cases for the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi and highlights how this provides improved speed and capacity.
Posted: 15 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

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

Purchase Intentions – Summer 2013 Europe
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Making the right purchasing decisions is a daunting task, especially when it concerns the well-being of your organizations network. By taking this brief survey you will gain access to this exclusive guide based off a survey completed by over 600 respondents on purchase intentions. Learn what drives purchases, what is being purchased, and much more!
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Ixia Introduces 802.11ac WiFi
sponsored by Ixia
VIDEO: Watch this short video to learn more about a Wi-Fi solution that improves video streaming, data syncing between mobile devices and data backup.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 27 Feb 2014

Ixia

WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration from Soup to Nuts
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Like every organization, your company can be vulnerable to any type of cyber-attack if you're not properly protected. Complete this survey and access an expert e-guide "WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration from Soup to Nuts".
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

TechTarget

Stay Connected: A Wireless Solution for Mid Businesses
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of upgrading your existing network infrastructure and wireless network strategy when adapting to new technological advances.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

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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Solution Spotlight: Wireless LAN performance and application optimization
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This solution spotlight answers the important questions companies should ask before implementing a WLAN.
Posted: 07 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 25 Oct 2013

SearchNetworking.com

Handbook: 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

Case Study: How Liverpool FC and Alexandra Palace successfully rolled out Wi-Fi
sponsored by Xirrus
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines two recent wireless case studies. Inside, learn how Liverpool FC and Alexandra Palace each navigated the challenges of Wi-Fi deployment and reaped the rewards of wireless.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Aug 2013

Xirrus

WLAN Buyer's Guide; The Definitive Guide for Evaluating Enterprise WLAN Networks
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive white paper, discover key insights to help with your WLAN purchase. Read on to learn more about architectural conclusions, 10 things a WLAN must do, using the RFP process to select a WLAN and more.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Aerohive Networks

Unified Networking: Manage Wired and Wireless Networks with Ease
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a set of unified networking and management platforms built to provide consistency and continuity within your unified wired and wireless network, helping you achieve cost-efficiency, improved user experience, and simplified management.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Catalyst Access Switches: Understanding the Financial Impact
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: Uncover the total economic impact and potential ROI enterprises can realize by using Cisco Catalyst Access Switches in their organization. Learn how these switches address major market discontinuities that businesses often face with their campus access networks.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

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

Enterasys Data Center Networking – Connectivity and Topology Design Guide
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: View key concepts that will help you build a data center fabric capable of meeting the needs of both organizations and users both today and in the future. View now to learn more!
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Enterasys

Charité – Becoming an Agile and Efficient Hospital through Virtualization
sponsored by Enterasys
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals the data center networking solution one of Europe's largest university hospitals implemented to help them fully recognize the many benefits of server virtualization.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Enterasys

Network Rightsizing Blueprint for the Next-Generation Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a blueprint for the workplace of the future, explaining in-depth the four key characteristics of the network in a next-gen enterprise. View now to learn how to prepare for, embrace, and enjoy the many benefits of a mobile enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Aruba Networks

802.11ac Migration Guide
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides the basics of 802.11ac and outlines a number of strategies and recommendations that will help you plan your 802.11ac migration. View now to learn more!
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Aruba Networks

Riverside Healthcare System
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial case study discusses how a healthcare organization with four facilities utilized a WLAN solution to eliminate slow client performance, centralize configuration and monitoring and open the door to many labor-saving applications.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

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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