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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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Does Your Hotel WiFi Suck?
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource shows just how important it is for organizations to have a rock-solid guest Wi-Fi network. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

Xirrus

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

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.

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

2014 European User Awards: Winning Entries in Networking
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RESOURCE: Get an inside look at Computer Weekly's: European User Awards 2014 as experts give you an in-depth analysis of what made this year's winning entries in networking stand out from the crowd, and more. To access your copy, please complete our brief Wireless LAN Survey.
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
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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

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

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

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

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

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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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