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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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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

IP telephony trends: Migrating from PSTN to SIP trunking
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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

SearchSecurity.com

Upgrading to 802.11n
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This E-Guide identifies key questions that enterprise customers should ask prospective WLAN vendors and also provides a list of vendors that will suit the needs specific to your business.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | Published: 18 Jan 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Bringing iPads in the classroom – New requirements to consider
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Discover the benefits a BYOD or iPad-in-the-classroom program has to offer, and learn why a stable wireless LAN is vital to their success.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Future Proofing Mobile Device Management
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide discusses best practices for future proofing your mobile device management.
Posted: 23 Dec 2011 | Published: 23 Dec 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Network Infrastructure Management: Best Practices
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines the management of a unified, network and storage fabric and who controls FCoE switches and adapters.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 07 Dec 2011

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: Virtualization implementation and management: A network perspective
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Virtualization has become a reality in the networking world. It is vital for professionals to understand how server virtualization and networks affect each other.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Wireless network management: Expert tip
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide provides recommendations for improved wireless network management. Uncover tools that take applications into account when measuring WLAN performance and key tips for securing wireless networks for a small business.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 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.

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

Wireless Resource Management For Maximum Reliability and Scalability
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a scalable, high performance, easily managed WLAN solution that intelligently and effectively manages all network resources to deliver optimized performance and scalability.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | Published: 18 Jan 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

E-Guide: Best Practices for the wireless branch office network
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
EGUIDE: Access this expert E-Guide to learn what networking vendors are doing to address the challenges of adding Wi-Fi in branch office networks, as well as what you should look for in wireless branch office networks to ensure success.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Aerohive Networks

Enabling the Pervasive Wireless Campus for K-12 Schools
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Brocade Mobility enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions, featuring support for 802.11n-based wireless networking, can help K-12 districts efficiently contain costs and lay the foundation for future growth.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

Brocade

Ask Questions Until You Get the Right Answers and the Right Network
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Establishing a relationship with a trusted reseller can help you turn your network into something that matches your business and fulfills the specific needs of your organization.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 08 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Ultralight Branch
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn more about enterprise connections and how ultralight branches can help keep users connected from multiple, small locations.
Posted: 08 Dec 2011 | Published: 08 Dec 2011

Aerohive Networks

Can Your WLAN Keep Up With The Tablet Explosion?
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EZINE: The Network Evolution predicted 2011 would be a breakout year for networking. See how far users have come in implementing innovative technology or in making traditional methods work well for them.
Posted: 06 Dec 2011 | Published: 06 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ten Factors To Consider For Business Grade WLANS
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper for a list of 10 key factors to consider when creating a business grade WLAN.
Posted: 05 Dec 2011 | Published: 05 Dec 2011

Avaya

The Case for Next-Generation Wireless LANs: Faster Connections and More Applications and Users
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to discover how the next generation of WLANs is creating faster connections, more applications, and a better experience for end-users.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

Brocade

Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: While 802.11n wireless networks let enterprises create a seamless working environment by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks, the best ways for deploying 802.11n – while minimizing acquisition and operational costs – may still be unclear.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

Brocade

EX Series Ethernet Switches
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: High-performance businesses demand a high-performance network infrastructure that provides fast, secure and reliable delivery of the applications that drive the business. Switches deployed in regional offices, campuses and data centers enable these business processes by connecting users.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

North Carolina Center for Automotive Research uses borderless network to keep engineers connected to data and services anywhere, anytime
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study demonstrates how one organization used borderless network technology to help them grow substantially in a short amount of time.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

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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