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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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 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

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.

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.

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

Presentation Transcript: Wired and Wireless Network Infrastructures-- Planning Tips to Improve Network Performance and Reduce Costs
sponsored by Belden
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript, taken from the webcast of the same name, will help inform network designers, planners and installers of important considerations in planning to help them optimize combined network performance and reduce project costs. It will provide recommendations and tips for installing or upgrading a structured cabling plant.
Posted: 24 Apr 2009 | Published: 24 Apr 2009

Belden

How Professional Services Add Value to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Projects
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how qualified service providers can add value to RFID projects, highlights some of the planning issues and considerations that call for experienced advice, and provides guidance to the types of services available and how to differentiate service providers.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

Digital Billboard Advertising - New Life for a Classic Medium
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn more about the emerging trend of digital billboard advertising and how it can enhance responsiveness, flexibility and profits.
Posted: 02 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Motorola, Inc.

Enterprise WLAN Infrastructure At-a-Glance
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Motorola offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure solutions designed to enable the truly wireless enterprise, regardless of the size of your business. Read this paper to discover how Motorola products provide resiliency, security and performance equal to or greater than that of a wired network.
Posted: 02 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Motorola, Inc.

Airports Use Network Virtualization to Consolidate and Scale Operations
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch with Supervisor Engine 720-3BXL enabled Unique at Zurich Airport to successfully implement network virtualization using MPLS VPN technology.
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

802.1X: Port-Based Authentication Standard for Network Access Control (NAC)
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you discover how to implement secure wireless LAN access (WLAN) across the enterprise network.
Posted: 19 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Juniper Networks, Inc.

CCNA Wireless Certification
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper will describe the growing need for CCNA Wireless certification, what the CCNA Wireless certification is, its benefits, and what pre-requisites, exams, and training are required to get certified.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

Cisco Unified Communications: Unifying Communications Infrastructure
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Cisco's unified communications vision combines individual systems with different communications capabilities into a cohesive, powerful communications ecosystem that allows a business to revolutionize itself overnight.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge
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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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