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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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Best Practices for Securing Your Wireless LAN
sponsored by AirMagnet
WHITE PAPER: This paper details real-world best practices needed to deploy and maintain a secure wireless network. Download this paper and learn how to effectively secure your wireless LAN by monitoring for a broad set of wireless attacks and intrusion techniques.
Posted: 14 Jun 2007 | Published: 14 Jun 2007

AirMagnet

Integrating Mobile Access into Your VPN Environment
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises are increasingly facing the task of integrating a variety of access services and devices onto their Virtual Private Networks (VPN). This white paper takes a closer look at some key issues that arise when bringing access methods into your VPN.
Posted: 31 May 2007 | Published: 07 Jun 2006

AT&T Corp

Deploying a Wireless LAN
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Many factors must be considered when planning for a WLAN deployment. This paper provides a starting point for posing questions to WLAN equipment and service vendors.
Posted: 18 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

BlackBerry

Nortel WLAN 2300 Series Solution Brief
sponsored by Nortel Networks Corporation
PRODUCT LITERATURE: The Nortel WLAN 2300 Series is a complete 802.11 solution for enterprises wishing to deploy widespread wireless coverage for today's business, IP Telephony and converged multimedia applications.
Posted: 02 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Nortel Networks Corporation

5-Step Plan for Securing Your Enterprise WLAN
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper that details the five essential steps you must take to secure your enterprise WLAN.
Posted: 19 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

AirTight Networks, Inc.

BlackBerry Fundamentals for Telephony Managers
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This document describes all the components of the BlackBerry solution for mobile employees as well as WLAN-enabled environments.
Posted: 27 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

BlackBerry

Is It the Network? Solving VoIP Problems on a Wireless LAN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The goal of this paper is to combine a deep knowledge of 802.11 protocols, quality of service (QoS) mechanisms and VoIP handsets with the feedback from IT professionals to identify potential problems and solutions when rolling out VoIP on a Wi-...
Posted: 02 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Global Knowledge

Smart Mobile™: Next-generation WLAN Architecture for High Performance Networks
sponsored by Trapeze Networks
WHITE PAPER: WLANs are facing a new set of requirements that are driving different approaches to WLAN design. This white paper helps the network manager understand the benefits to different approaches and recommends strategies for planning future wireless deployments.
Posted: 07 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Trapeze Networks

HiPath Wireless Portfolio
sponsored by Siemens
BROCHURE: This brochure provides an overview of Siemens' HiPath Wireless LAN and mobility management solutions. Learn how you can benefit from this new solution now.
Posted: 14 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Siemens

HiPath Wireless Manager
sponsored by Siemens
DATA SHEET: This data sheet provides detailed information on Siemens' HiPath Wireless Manager, a comprehensive, integrated WLAN management platform that allows administrators to control every facet of the enterprise network.
Posted: 14 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Siemens

Driving Innovation: The Wireless LAN in Healthcare
sponsored by Siemens
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the features and benefits of a reliable and secure wireless infrastructure and provides an overview of the many applications that are enabled by WLAN technology.
Posted: 14 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

Siemens

Enterprise-Grade Wireless LAN Security
sponsored by Siemens
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the considerations that should be taken into account to ensure a successful enterprise-wide deployment of a secure wireless network.
Posted: 14 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Siemens

Unplugged
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
JOURNAL ARTICLE: There are two kinds of wireless networks: those you know about and those you don't.
Posted: 03 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

Information Security Magazine

Tired of Rogues - Solutions for Detecting & Eliminating Rogue Wireless Networks
sponsored by AirDefense Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the different types of rogue wireless devices, the risks faced by enterprises due to their proliferation and multiple approaches to detecting and mitigating them.
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

AirDefense Inc.

Wireless Site Survey Best Practices
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Site surveys are invaluable for designing and optimizing WLAN networks to support these applications. This paper provides insight into best practices for executing wireless site surveys.
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 May 2006

Fluke Networks

Troubleshooting Wireless LANs to Improve Wi-Fi Uptime and Security
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper gives you an in-depth look at the wireless troubleshooting process. You'll learn how to improve security and performance by identifying rogue access points and ad-hoc networks and learn how to conduct network audits.
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2005

Fluke Networks

Making Sense of the Wireless World - BlackBerry for Wireless LAN
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews past and present technologies including a discussion of circuits and packets and also compares WLAN and WWAN networks in terms of advantages, challenges, and issues to consider when considering a wireless solution.
Posted: 05 Feb 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

BlackBerry
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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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