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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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E-Book: Leveraging 802.11n for Increased Coverage and Performance
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: This e-book covers best practices for deploying and optimizing 802.11n to support data, voice and video applications.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Oct 2010

SearchNetworking.com

KPMG Netherlands Counts on Aruba for Network Rightsizing
sponsored by Aruba Networks
CASE STUDY: KPMG realized that network edge rightsizing could provide them an opportunity to save money and make money. This case study examines why KPMG chose Aruba to meet the needs of their global enterprise, the specific solutions used and the key benefits achieved.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 08 Oct 2010

Aruba Networks

802.11n: The End of Ethernet?
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: This report compares 802.11n to Gigabit Ethernet for use in local area network (LAN) access applications. More specifically, the report compares both technologies in six dimensions: mobility, performance, security, management, staffing, and cost.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2009

Aruba Networks

Own the Air: Testing Aruba Networks’ Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) in a High-Density Client Environment
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Aruba commissioned Network Test to evaluate the efficiency of Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) features. Using a massive over-the-air test bed1, Network Test assessed ARM features both individually and in concert, in the latter case using strict adherence to service-level agreements as one of the key metrics.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Aruba Networks

Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: While 802.11n wireless networks let enterprises create a seamless working environment by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks, the best ways for deploying 802.11n—while minimizing acquisition and operational costs—may still be unclear. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 05 Oct 2010

Brocade

The Economics of Cooperative Control: Protocols are Free
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the controller-based architecture was created to solve manageability, mobility (as opposed to portability), and high operational expenditure (OPEX) problems that were prevalent in autonomous (fat, thick, standalone) AP implementations.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

Aerohive Networks

802.11n Primer
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we will look at the basic elements of 802.11n functionality, with an emphasis on how it differs from WLAN technologies in use today. Our primary focus will be on the major methods that 802.11n uses to deliver on the claim of large increases in throughput and reliability.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

Aerohive Networks

The Network Impact of 802.11n
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: With the adoption of 802.11n, concerns over the capabilities of wireless LAN technology have become concerns that affect the whole network, not just the first hop across the radio. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

Aerohive Networks

 802.11n Migration
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In the last few short years sales of 802.11n wireless networking gear have skyrocketed, and have effectively displaced the legacy 802.11a/b/g versions in many organizations. It's rapidly becoming the wireless technology of choice for networking professionals in all-sized organizations.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Brocade

Magic Quadrant: WLAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: The ratification of the 802.11n standard provides higher-speed wireless options and a replacement for access connectivity that has traditionally been wired. Learn about Gartner's assessment of vendors for controller-based WLAN systems.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 12 Feb 2010

Aruba Networks

802.11n Technology
sponsored by Meraki
WHITE PAPER: This paper summarizes the benefits of a wireless LAN (WLAN) network for an introduction to Multiple-In Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology. Read on to learn so much more.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

Meraki

Impacts of Healthcare Applications on WLAN Mobility
sponsored by AirMagnet
WHITE PAPER: WLANs are the often-underestimated strategic resource that provides the foundation for the success of any mobile initiative. This paper will address how to build and manage a solid WLAN foundation that protects healthcare organizations from poor application performance, security vulnerabilities and compliance issues.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

AirMagnet

What IT Managers Need to Know About IP Surveillance
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: The video surveillance market is in the throes of transition. IP surveillance is rapidly taking over from traditional analog CCTV. Within the next three years more than half the surveillance cameras used in North America will be IP cameras, according to the research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 15 Jun 2010 | Published: 15 Jun 2010

D-Link

AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer
sponsored by AirMagnet
TRIAL SOFTWARE: AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer is the industry "de-facto" tool for mobile auditing and troubleshooting enterprise 802.11a/b/g/n networks. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer solves end user WLAN issues while automatically detecting security threats and other wireless network vulnerabilities.
Posted: 08 Jun 2010 | Premiered: 15 Aug 2011

AirMagnet

How to Unify Your Wireless Architecture Without Limiting Performance or Flexibility
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: So much is happening today to give you a chance to rethink your wireless architecture. Learn what to look for in a wireless architecture that not only provides the mobility and performance today’s applications need, but also lowers your costs of operations while increasing wireless security.
Posted: 26 Apr 2010 | Published: 26 Apr 2010

D-Link

Cooper University Hospital Utilizes Cisco IPT and Wireless Network to Track Equipment and Enhance Patient Safety
sponsored by Dimension Data
CASE STUDY: After successful prior engagements, Cooper University Hospital (CUH) asked Dimension Data to implement an IP telephony (IPT) solution for its existing data center and new Medical Coordination Center (MCC).
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Published: 25 Feb 2010

Dimension Data

Achieving Pervasive Mobility through Integrated Campus Networking
sponsored by Brocade
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Brocade® Mobility enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions, featuring support for 802.11n-based wireless networking, can help organizations efficiently meet these requirements while increasing their business agility and building value-driven edge networks.
Posted: 04 Jan 2010 | Published: 04 Jan 2010

Brocade

Enable Your Workforce with True Anytime, Anywhere Connectivity
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
ANALYST REPORT: In August 2008, Qualcomm commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the benefits that North American businesses have experienced as a result of providing notebook users with mobile broadband connectivity. In this paper you'll hear what IT and telecom/network decision-makers had to say.
Posted: 17 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Presentation Transcript: Strategic Steps for Moving to LTE
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The growing success of mobile data services and of end user devices, such as the iPhone, are causing performance bottlenecks into our next generation mobile networks. This presentation transcript takes a look at how LTE, the next generation of wireless network, is dealing with these challenges while taking the user experience to the next level.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 | Published: 15 Oct 2009

Alcatel-Lucent

eBook - The Mobile Enterprise: Taking Wireless Networking to the Next Level
sponsored by SearchMobileComputing
EBOOK: Read this eBook to learn how faster, more robust 802.11n WLANs can help your business offer new mobility services to improve mobility and reduce cost through fixed-mobile convergence. Discover how unified communications applications can exploit wireless mobile connectivity to facilitate workforce collaboration and enhance productivity.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 10 Sep 2009

SearchMobileComputing

Wireless Broadband: A Versatile and Reliable Network Alternative
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
BROCHURE: Read this brochure to learn why Motorola fixed wireless broadband solutions are a smart investment when balancing business needs with network performance and budget reality.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Motorola, Inc.

A Manager's Guide to Wireless Hotspots: How to Take Advantage of Them While Protecting the Security of Your Corporate Network
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the security risks inherent in public Wi-Fi Internet access and the best ways to mitigate these risks. It also discusses the benefits of hosting a corporate hotspot of your own.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 May 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Upgrading to full 802.11n
sponsored by SonicWALL
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript, taken from the podcast of the same name, discusses what businesses can expect to see in the final 802.11n standard and how those "full 802.11n" differences will and won't impact this year's deployments. Read on to learn more about the upcoming changes in 802.11n.
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 | Published: 29 Jul 2009

SonicWALL

Clean Wireless: Adding security, performance, manageability and value to wireless deployments
sponsored by SonicWALL
BROCHURE: Businesses want wireless now. So what's holding it up? The answer lies in ongoing IT concerns over: Wireless Security; Wireless Performance; Wireless Manageability; and Wireless Value. Read this brochure for an overview of these four important points.
Posted: 06 Jul 2009 | Published: 06 Jul 2009

SonicWALL

Secure Wireless Made Easy -- Selecting a Next-Generation Solution for Pervasive WLAN Implementations
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the characteristics of a next-generation solution that helps alleviate the prevailing issues and challenges associated with today's WLAN implementations. The emergence of products that conform to related criteria holds the key to enabling enterprises to fully realize the important benefits that wireless technology has to offer.
Posted: 06 Jul 2009 | Published: 06 Jul 2009

SonicWALL
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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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