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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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The Universal Wireless Client: How to Simplify Mobility and Reduce the Cost of Supporting Mobile Workers
sponsored by Fiberlink Communications
WHITE PAPER: This document will explain how Fiberlink's Extend360 Agent™ can simplify secure connectivity to corporate WLANs, home wireless networks, and roaming WiFi and mobile data networks.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 05 Jun 2008

Fiberlink Communications

Enterprise Wireless LAN Security
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the security challenges network administrators face defining and implementing security mechanisms within diverse wired and wireless network environments.
Posted: 29 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

Motorola, Inc.

Hudson Advisors Protects Corporate and Customer Data from Wireless Threats
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Hudson Advisors IT team choosed AirTight's SpectraGuard Enterprise as the best WIPS and wireless performance management solution for their needs.
Posted: 16 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

AirTight Networks, Inc.

Dispelling Top Ten Wireless Security Myths
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Myths about wireless security can be both dangerous and costly, this paper will revisit and debunk top ten wireless security myths.
Posted: 16 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

AirTight Networks, Inc.

SSL VPN for Secure Wireless LAN Access
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: For most deployment scenarios, an SSL VPN appliance can provide many of the features and benefits of a special purpose WLAN controller for wireless access, but at a much lower cost and with greater flexibility. This paper describes the key sell...
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

F5 Networks

Wireless Site Survey Best Practices
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides insight into best practices for executing wireless site surveys.
Posted: 24 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Fluke Networks

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
HARDWARE LISTING: The Cisco 2800 Series features the ability to deliver multiple high-quality simultaneous services at wire speed up to multiple T1/E1/xDSL connections.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Implementing a Wireless LAN
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the networking requirements and considerations for a successful WLAN implementation.
Posted: 08 Nov 2007 | Published: 13 Jul 2007

AT&T Corp

Motorola Installs a Wireless LAN to Improve Communications at Kilkenny Castle
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
CASE STUDY: How did the historic Kilkenny Castle go from being a completely un-networked site where only a few staff had Internet access to a completely networked site with 90% coverage around the castle? You'll have to read this to find out.
Posted: 25 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Motorola, Inc.

A Guide to Effectively Managing Enterprise Wi-Fi Networks
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In order to avoid making WLAN administration a full-time headache, IT administrators who are deploying or extending enterprise WLANs must make sure that RF management is not an afterthought, but a priority. This paper will show you how to d...
Posted: 25 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Securing WLANs with Two-factor Authentication
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the explosion of WLANs and reviews the need to protect information in transit over wireless networks. It also reviews the security protocols available, the limitations of passwords and the importance of two-factor authentic...
Posted: 27 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Best Practices in Authentication and Access Control
sponsored by Nevis Networks
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and learn how the right LAN security solution can streamline user authentication for both wired and wireless LANs.
Posted: 13 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Nevis Networks

Smart Mobile™: Next Generation WLAN Architecture for High-Performance Networks
sponsored by Trapeze Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the different approaches to wireless LAN (WLAN) architectures, planning for applications such as VoWLAN, preparing for 802.11n and recommending strategies for future wireless deployments.
Posted: 11 Jul 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Trapeze Networks

Data Center Physical Infrastructure for Enterprise Wireless LANs
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Understanding the unique Network-Critical Physical Infrastructure (NCPI) requirements of Wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment allows for a successful deployment. Discover how to plan for NCPI while deploying indoor WLANs, with emphasis on power and cooling.
Posted: 09 Jul 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

APC by Schneider Electric

Beyond Corporate Walls: Motorola Enterprise Mesh Networks
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Wireless mesh technology is flexible, secure and allows for easy control of user access. Read this paper to learn how mesh technology can help your enterprise cost effectively extend its wireless coverage without any extra cable or fiber.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Motorola, Inc.

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 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

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
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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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