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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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Seeking secure Wi-Fi
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: An issue looking at the issues around wireless networking, the dangers of advertising with some hints of verticals that are spending
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

MicroScope

Brocade's Ruckus Buy Betters Chances in Campus WLAN Market
sponsored by Brocade
EGUIDE: What does Brocade's recent acquisition of Ruckus mean for WLAN competition? In this expert e-guide, learn all you need to know about Brocade's acquisition of Ruckus, so you can make sure you're aware of the current state of WLAN market.
Posted: 01 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Brocade

Microscope June 2016
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: June ezine: Think wireless Highlighting the opportunities when you package cloud services with wireless technologies to secure repeat revenue on network sales
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

MicroScope

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

Buyer's Guide: What To Look For In 802.11ac Access Points
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: Many enterprises are looking to upgrade their wireless LAN access points (APs) to Gigabit Wi-Fi 802.11ac standards. This essential buyer's guide explores 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

Using SDN & NFV to Build a Flexible Network
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: In any discussion surrounding the topic of next-generation networking, network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) are undoubtedly part of that conversation. Inside our expert guide, SDN & NFV: Understand the Relationship, explore how they can complement each other, helping you build a more flexible network.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Understanding Your Wireless LAN Controllers
sponsored by Brocade
EGUIDE: With Wi-Fi now the primary, default, and often only internet access in the organization, IT managers are motivated to get the most from their wireless LANs. What's needed to optimize wireless LANs? Wireless LAN controllers. In this expert e-guide, learn how to understand and implement your wireless LAN controllers.
Posted: 01 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Brocade

Riding Wave 2
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: Making the switch to Wave 2 wireless, and 802.11ac products, will require design and other adjustments by enterprise networking pros.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

SearchNetworking.com

Maximize the Mobile Learning Experience
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: 70% of K-12 and IT administrative decision-makers said preparing students for the future workforce was one of the main drivers for adopting classroom technology. Read how to prepare your network for a digital-first classroom experience in this report.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 02 May 2016

Avaya

Wireless Security Survey 2016
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: 79% of IT pros expect an integrated security architecture to address the challenges of cybersecurity while also enabling secure network access. This survey report provides an overview of the key security challenges and trends faced by enterprise IT decision-makers in an ever-changing, globally networked ecosystem.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Wireless Defense Strategies in the IoT Era
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As IoT blooms, it's introducing new security challenges. Challenges that access layer security strategies can help you combat. Read on to learn about new approaches and choosing secure WLAN solutions.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Schools Talking to Schools
sponsored by Avaya
WEBCAST: Overcoming the obstacles to deliver the modern learning demands of a smart campus. From secure BYOD to robust WiFi and comprehensive video surveillance, the IT challenges schools face to ensure smart, safe campuses are not minor. This on-demand webinar details how schools like yours seamlessly integrated new technology on a budget.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Aug 20, 2015

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.

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

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

The 2015 State of the Market in Wireless Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This global survey studies the state of the market for wireless LAN security. Address the holes in your WLAN security strategy, as well as see how cloud-managed Wi-Fi stacks up to traditional security methods.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

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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