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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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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.

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

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

WPA2 Security: Choosing the Right WLAN Authentication Method for Homes and Enterprises
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper will explore the authentication methods available with WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) and identify several important best practices to consider when deploying a wireless network at home or in the enterprise.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

The Case for an Untethered Enterprise
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to take your enterprise completely wireless by implementing the most up to date wireless technology.
Posted: 23 Oct 2008 | Published: 22 Oct 2008

Motorola, Inc.

Siemens Mobile UC - Where UC Meets Enterprise Mobility
sponsored by Siemens Enterprise Communications
WHITE PAPER: In response to increased employee mobility, companies are developing Unified Communications (UC) strategies and implementing UC solutions to enable a global work focus and ease employee communications problems.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 14 Oct 2008

Siemens Enterprise Communications

Locating Rogue 802.11n and Legacy Wireless Access Points
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about the omnidirectional and unidirectional search methods for locating rogue access points to improve wireless network security.
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Fluke Networks

802.11n Demystified Companion Guide
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides an overview of 802.11n-including how this new standard will deliver higher performance than existing 802.11a/b/g networks, and what network managers should do to prepare their networks to achieve the highest performance.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 19 Sep 2008

Xirrus

Managing and Monitoring a Primary Wireless Network
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Intel IT designed a highly automated approach to managing an enterprise primary wireless LAN, with a focus on service level management and monitoring. This white paper has the details.
Posted: 12 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Intel Corporation

Wireless LANs Standards: Where Are We Now?
sponsored by Burton Group
WHITE PAPER: Not all standards are created equal. Some are technically elegant but achieve little market adoption. Others are broadly deployed.
Posted: 18 Jul 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2006

Burton Group

Fast and Cost-Effective Unified Communications for Your Business
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
BROCHURE: The Cisco Unified Wireless Network is the industry's only unified wired and wireless solution to cost-effectively address the wireless LAN (WLAN) security, deployment, management, and control issues facing enterprises. Learn more in this brochure.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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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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