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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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Ixia Introduces 802.11ac WiFi
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VIDEO: Watch this short video to learn more about a Wi-Fi solution that improves video streaming, data syncing between mobile devices and data backup.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 27 Feb 2014

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WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration from Soup to Nuts
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RESOURCE: To reduce corporate footprint and make the most of network purchases, many of your IT peers are turning to tactics that address WAN optimization, management, and security together. Access WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration from Soup to Nuts to uncover tips on how to bring the benefits of this comprehensive strategy to your organization.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

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IT Priorities 2014: UK Europe, France and Germany
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Benchmark your IT spending plans, with our in-depth study of IT spending priorities in the UK, France, Germany, and Europe in 2014.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

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Ensuring an Optimal Wi-Fi Experience: Best Practices
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EGUIDE: This expert guide from SearchNetworking.com examines the available options and best practices to boost your wireless experience.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

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Solution Spotlight: Wireless LAN performance and application optimization
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This solution spotlight answers the important questions companies should ask before implementing a WLAN.
Posted: 07 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 25 Oct 2013

SearchNetworking.com

Handbook: Increasing Wireless LAN Capacity: Understanding your options
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this tech guide, learn how to increase capacity in your enterprise wireless LAN with 802.11ac, and explore the uses of 60 GHz wireless technology in the upcoming 802.11ad standard.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 11 Sep 2013

SearchNetworking.com

Case Study: How Liverpool FC and Alexandra Palace successfully rolled out Wi-Fi
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines two recent wireless case studies. Inside, learn how Liverpool FC and Alexandra Palace each navigated the challenges of Wi-Fi deployment and reaped the rewards of wireless.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Aug 2013

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Myth vs. Reality: Cloud-Managed Wireless LAN and the Primary Access Network
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide debunks common misconceptions associated with cloud-managed wireless LAN (WLAN) offerings. Separate fact from fiction and discover the opportunity of next-generation WLAN by reading on now.
Posted: 13 May 2013 | Published: 13 May 2013

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WLAN Access Control and Wi-Fi Network Needs
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EGUIDE: This white paper discusses the nature of high-density WLAN environments, their relationship to enterprise Wi-Fi, and the benefits of 802.1X authentication. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 May 2013 | Published: 01 Apr 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Keeping Up With Network Needs: Five WLAN Questions Answered
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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

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WLAN Planning For BYOD
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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

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BYOD and the new network access
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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

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Five Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Upgrading your network and WLANs can be a daunting task but the benefits of 802.11ac cannot be over looked. This guide offers 5 simple steps towards a successful 802.11ac migration and how it will better equip your organization.
Posted: 03 Dec 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) Key Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the 5 essential steps to follow when migrating to 802.11ac WLAN, the next-generation Wi-Fi.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Jun 2013

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) ClientMatch Technology
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a radio frequency (RF) management solution that gives wireless local area network (WLAN) infrastructure control over client connectivity and roaming, to ensure always-on service.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Jun 2013

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Creating a Mobile-Centric Organization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Discover an innovative approach to designing and deploying networks that can help you support a mobile workforce while lowering costs and cutting complexity.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

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Enterasys Data Center Networking – Connectivity and Topology Design Guide
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WHITE PAPER: View key concepts that will help you build a data center fabric capable of meeting the needs of both organizations and users both today and in the future. View now to learn more!
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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Charité – Becoming an Agile and Efficient Hospital through Virtualization
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CASE STUDY: This case study reveals the data center networking solution one of Europe's largest university hospitals implemented to help them fully recognize the many benefits of server virtualization.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

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Network Rightsizing Blueprint for the Next-Generation Workplace
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WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a blueprint for the workplace of the future, explaining in-depth the four key characteristics of the network in a next-gen enterprise. View now to learn how to prepare for, embrace, and enjoy the many benefits of a mobile enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Aruba Networks

802.11ac Migration Guide
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides the basics of 802.11ac and outlines a number of strategies and recommendations that will help you plan your 802.11ac migration. View now to learn more!
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

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Riverside Healthcare System
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial case study discusses how a healthcare organization with four facilities utilized a WLAN solution to eliminate slow client performance, centralize configuration and monitoring and open the door to many labor-saving applications.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Aerohive Networks

Five Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: 802.11ac is quickly becoming the definitive standard for next-generation Wi-Fi. This brief resource counts down five essential steps that will help you successfully migrate to 802.11ac.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Aruba Networks

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
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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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