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ALSO CALLED: Wireless Fidelity, WiFi
DEFINITION: Wi-Fi (short for "wireless fidelity") is a term forcertain types of wireless local area network (WLAN) that use specifications in the 802.11 family. The term Wi-Fi was created by an organization called the Wi-Fi Alliance, which overseestests that certify product interoperability. A product thatpasses the alliance tests is given the label "Wi-Ficertified" (a registered trademark).Originally,  … 
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HP Invests Heavy in Unified Wired and Wireless Network Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
RESOURCE: Check out this informative resource to learn about a new approach to unified wired and wireless networking.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Protecting Users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking Attacks with SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the Firesheep Wi-Fi attack tool and other sidejacking attacks with SSL and explains how to avoid these attacks.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Does Your Hotel WiFi Suck?
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource shows just how important it is for organizations to have a rock-solid guest Wi-Fi network. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

Xirrus

Networking 101: The Challenge of Scale
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast takes an in-depth look at the challenges that come with scalability within the wireless networking. Read on to learn how simple, fast, and smart 802.11ac Wi-Fi exceeds these expectations.
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Nov 3, 2014

Extreme Networks

Why Wi-Fi Quality is so Important to the End-user
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers an in-depth look at Wi-Fi's history, and where it's headed in the future. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

Extreme Networks

Optimize the Microsoft Lync 2013 user experience and improve return on investment
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper addresses the opportunities and challenges of deploying UC&C, plus more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc.

What’s New in VMware® Virtual SAN™
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The VMware software-defined storage strategy focuses on a set of VMware initiatives regarding local storage, shared storage, and storage and data services.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

Computer Weekly networking case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

What's New in Wireless Networking and 802.11?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper examines the ins-and-outs of wireless networking, discussing the current state 802.11 and what near-future developments you need to prepare for if you want to remain competitive.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Turning Application Performance in Business Information
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this issue of Network Evolution, find out how APM vendors are focusing on network visibility. We also explore 802.11ac's bandwidth demands and video conferencing drivers.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

SearchNetworking.com

Common Core, PARCC Testing, SBAC – Do these terms ring a bell? Are you Ready?
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource discusses the new academic assessment tools and how IT can adapt their wireless networks and infrastructures accordingly.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Xirrus

An In-Depth Guide to 802.11ac
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper takes an in-depth look at 802.11ac, the next generation of Wi-Fi technology that operates in the 5GHz spectrum.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Xirrus

Is your Wi-Fi Network Ready for Online Testing?
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines how your organization can implement a wireless infrastructure for Common Core testing in schools so that your infrastructure can provide the resources that deliver the experience today's students need.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Xirrus

How to Deploy Rock-solid Wi-Fi in Unique Areas
sponsored by Xirrus
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study discusses a Wi-Fi solution that was utilized by a large public venue to provide a specialized, flexible, and high-capacity wireless network.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Xirrus

The ABCs of 802.11ac
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper gives you a look at the ins-and-outs of 802.11ac so that you can familiarize yourself with the technology and fully utilize it as quickly as possible.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014

Xirrus

5 Steps to a Killer Wi-Fi Network
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines how you can achieve a powerful and effective Wi-Fi network in five simple steps.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2013

Xirrus

Extreme - IndentiFi
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast discusses wireless networking solution that allows your organization to provide your users with the wireless performance needed to seamlessly access critical applications and data, even if the workloads are media-intensive.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2014

Extreme Networks

Improve Productivity and Enhance Collaboration with a Unified Wired and Wireless Network
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource explores a top-tier unifying tool and outlines how its implementation can greatly enhance your network's overall function.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives 5 guidelines to ensuring a successful migration to 802.11ac. These include auditing the current infrastructure, evaluating capacity requirements and choosing the right access points for your needs.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

Tutorial: 5 Steps to Effective Wireless Networking in Health Care
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
EGUIDE: View this e-guide from searchHealthIT.com for 5 expert tips on how to plan, implement, and manage health care wireless networks.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

Memorial Hermann Delivers Secure, Reliable Wireless for Mission-Critical Patient Care
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how Memorial Hermann Health System is benefiting after upgrading to a wireless network.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

Wireless LAN Best Practices for Compliant Care
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how wireless LAN (WLAN) has become a critical part of healthcare network infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aerohive Networks

Next-Gen WLAN: How 802.11ac Will Change Your Network Forever
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: With the IEEE 802.11ac-2013 standard approved, WLAN data rates are poised to soar to multiple-gigabit territory. This Technical Guide focuses on the WLAN's evolution and why it will soon be a viable alternative to Ethernet.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 17 Mar 2014

SearchNetworking.com

Ixia Black Book: 802.11ac Wi-Fi Benchmarking
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Examine 802.11ac Wi-Fi test methodologies in this white paper, which provides insight into the capabilities and features that matter most.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Ixia

Understanding the Network Impact of 802.11ac
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WEBCAST: This crucial webcast takes an in-depth look at 802.11ac and the impact it will have on your network, examining current wireless trends along with how you can best prepare your infrastructure for the next generation of Wi-Fi.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 17, 2014

Aerohive Networks
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WI-FI DEFINITION (continued): …  Wi-Fi certification was applicable only toproducts using the 802.11b standard. Today, Wi-Fi can apply toproducts that use any 802.11 standard. The 802.11specifications are part of an evolving set of wireless networkstandards known as the 802.11 family. The particularspecification under which a Wi-Fi network operates is calledthe "flavor" of the network. Wi-Fi has gained acceptance in manybusinesses, agencies, schools, and homes as an alternative to awired LAN. Many airports, hotels, and fast-food facilitiesoffer public access to Wi-Fi networks. These locations areknown as hot spots. Many charge … 
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