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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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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.

A Wireless LAN that Works for Mobile Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Businesses need a robust, consistent, and high-performing WLAN if they want to keep up with the constant changes that redefine wireless.  There are a lot of options out there, so its important to find a solution that gives you more features at a lower cost.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Dell, 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.

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

Transforming Your WiFi Network Into A Secure Wireless LAN
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With businesses utilizing WLAN for BYOD strategies, it is more important than ever to secure your wireless networks. This guide explores a solution that allows a network of any size to take advantage of wireless technology without compromising the network's security.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Fortinet, Inc.

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: To reduce corporate footprint and make the most of network purchases, many of your IT peers are turning to tactics that address WAN optimization, management, and security together. Access WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration from Soup to Nuts to uncover tips on how to bring the benefits of this comprehensive strategy to your organization.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

TechTarget

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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