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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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Network Evolution February 2013
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: This month's cover story, "BYOD Challenges That Lurk Beyond Network Security", discusses five specific networking challenges associated with BYOD and examines the steps organizations have taken in an attempt to handle these issues.
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Feb 2013

SearchNetworking.com

BYOD: Device Freedom Without Compromising the IT Network
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the drivers, benefits, and challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and learn how – with the right solution – you can keep your employees happy and organisation safe at the same time.
Posted: 06 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 May 2013

Cisco

Gartner: Deploying iPads on the corporate network
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: Tim Zimmerman, Gartner research director offers some practical advice to organisations wanted to use iPads on their corporate wireless networks.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Upgrading Wireless Networks in the Hospital
sponsored by SearchHealthIT.com
EZINE: Explore this health IT tech guide for expert advice to help you build an effective and HIPAA-compliant wireless network. Learn more about implementing UC in a hospital setting, managing medical and mobile devices and preparing your wireless network for EHR, PACS and telemedicine.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

SearchHealthIT.com

Dispelling Top Ten Wireless Security Myths
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Don't fall victim to security myths. This resource will help you debunk the top 10 wireless security myths floating around today. Find out the truth when it comes to firewall and intrusion detection systems, wireless security threats, using WEP to secure WIFI communication, and more.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

AirTight Networks, Inc.

Public or Private Cloud: The Choice is Yours
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an overview of public, private and hybrid clouds, their key advantages and disadvantages, and tips that will help you select the best option for your organization.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

Aerohive Networks

Keeping Up With Network Needs: Five WLAN Questions Answered
sponsored by Enterasys
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com, wireless expert Lisa A. Phifer takes a look at the top challenges facing the WLAN environment and answers our readers' top after-implementation WLAN questions regarding issues plaguing today's network engineers.
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 | Published: 12 Feb 2013

Enterasys

WLAN Planning For BYOD
sponsored by Enterasys
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com explores the impact BYOD is having on the WLAN and what you need to do to provide a quality experience to your mobile users without compromising security or control.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 | Published: 08 Feb 2013

Enterasys

Tech Guide: Desktop Virtualization and the Network
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Discover the impact desktop virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure have on your network.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 23 Feb 2012

Dell, Inc.

Bring Your Own Design: Simplifying BYOD with Ruckus Wireless
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Uncover how to use the right Wi-Fi access points (APs) in your organization to embrace the bring your own device (BYOD) movement without sacrificing the security or manageability of your wireless network.
Posted: 04 Oct 2012 | Published: 04 Oct 2012

Ruckus Wireless

Topographies for the Simply Connected Campus: Juniper's Simply Connected Campus Network Platform Architectures
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a set of solutions that can help you satisfy all the requirements of a campus network, conquer the environment's inherent challenges, and provide a wired-like experience to your end users, no matter what device they are using.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Top 10 Reasons Enterprises Prefer Juniper Wireless
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ten characteristics and features any WLAN solution should offer to support the transformational trends your business is making and meet the many challenges of today's enterprises.
Posted: 21 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Cisco Prime Network Control System 1.1
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: This free 60-day trial software of Cisco Prime Network Control System provides complete lifecycle management of wireless LANs and converged user, access, and identity management to achieve full visibility into endpoint connectivity of your mobile employees.
Posted: 02 Jul 2012 | Premiered: 22 Jun 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Network Evolution E-Zine: Wireless LANs and Multimedia: Matching wired network performance and quality
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: The June edition of SearchNetworking.com’s Network Evolution E-Zine outlines the three basic steps enterprises should follow when preparing for video. Uncover how to integrate these steps into your network plans and learn how to say goodbye to your troubles with video.
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 | Published: 30 May 2012

SearchNetworking.com

Mobilize to Rightsize Your Network
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how rightsizing your network can help you determine where wired network capacity can be offset with more cost-effective Wi-Fi options - helping you save money, time, and space!
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

Aruba Networks

Enabling High Performance for Apple iPads in the Enterprise
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can integrate iPads into your wireless LAN, facilitating the adoption of tablets into your workplace. Start delivering scalable performance for all mobile devices, helping you create an on-demand, always available enterprise.
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 20 Sep 2011

Aruba Networks

BYOD and the Wireless Revolution
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: BYOD and the wireless revolution are changing the modern enterprise – are you ready? This resource explores how to ready your network for BYOD in order to reap the most benefits while simultaneously maintaining control over your network and corporate assets.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Avaya

Converged Management for Wired and Wireless Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Discover how Cisco’s Prime Network Control System (NCS), a converged management platform for wired and wireless networks, can help you improve operational efficiencies, reduce operating expenses, and lower capital expenditures for your organization.
Posted: 21 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco CleanAir Technology
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: Watch now to learn how you can balance anywhere, any device, any time access with the policy controls you need and also offering a high-quality end-user experience.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Premiered: Mar 2, 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IP telephony trends: Migrating from PSTN to SIP trunking
sponsored by NACR
EGUIDE: Uncover the top five trends in enterprise IP telephony and learn the benefits and challenges of replacing PSTN with SIP-based services.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

NACR

Simply Connecting Campus
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Mobile devices are taking over campus and branch networks. Do you know how to prepare for this influx?
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Unified Mobility Services in the New Campus Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ins and outs of a unified mobility services architecture that can help you realize all the benefits of a “less-wired” network.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Step Up to Cisco Premier
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Access this one-page resource to learn about Step Up to Cisco Premier, a unique training that can help your associates receive the Cisco Premier certification so you can identify your company as a qualified, trained, and experienced Cisco resource.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

Comstor

It's All About U
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn how you can offer a 3G-like user experience to Wi-Fi authentication and roaming with 802.11u.
Posted: 07 Feb 2012 | Published: 07 Feb 2012

Ruckus Wireless

Network technology trends for 2012: Wireless LAN and BYOD
sponsored by Enterasys
EGUIDE: Access this expert E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com to uncover predictions for the upcoming year from a leading industry analyst.
Posted: 30 Jan 2012 | Published: 30 Jan 2012

Enterasys
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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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