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ALSO CALLED: Wireless Fidelity, WiFi
DEFINITION: A Wi-Fi finder, also called a Wi-Fi signal finder, Wi-Fi seeker or Wi-Fi locator, is a miniature electronic device that can determine whether or not a portable computer user is within range of an access point for a wireless local area network ( WLAN ). The intent is to eliminate the need to boot up the computer and attempt to connect on a "hit-or-miss" basis.A typical Wi-Fi finder operates with the  … 
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Treat Your Guests to Wi-Fi with Cisco Mobility
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: See how Cisco can help you stay ahead of user demands, giving your guests and employees the best Wi-Fi experience possible.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 01 Oct 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Enhance the Accuracy of your Predictive Modeling
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WEBCAST: This webcast can help you overcome the frustrations of predictive modeling and design the most efficient and cost-effective Wi-Fi network possible.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Oct 1, 2015

Fluke Networks

White Paper: BYOD Analysis using AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help networking people understand key issues of BYOD. Read on to learn best practices for supporting Wi-Fi devices, as well as specific strategies for BYOD management.
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 | Published: 25 Sep 2015

Fluke Networks

Step-by-Step: Handling RF Interference Challenges
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you an in-depth look at how to identify and mitigate unexpected interference problems that can slow down your Wi-Fi network.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

Fluke Networks

Driving Service Efficiency and Customer Engagement with In-Store WiFi
sponsored by Earthlink.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of retail organizations offering customers reliable WiFi and floor personnel armed with tablets and appropriate apps to provide superior customer experience and convenience. Continue reading to learn the 4 challenges of WiFi customer engagement and how to overcome them.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 29 Jul 2015


Best Practices for WiFi in K-12 Schools
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the best methods for getting WiFi into K-12 classrooms.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2015

Dell, Inc.

IEEE 802.11ac Migration Guide
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a complete understanding of what 11ac can do for your business and learn everything you need to know about migrating to the latest Wi-Fi tech.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

Fluke Networks

Dimension Data and Department of PM&C G20 Case Study
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VIDEO: In this case study, find out how the cloud was used to deliver a secure networking and virtual desktop to keep world leaders and media seamlessly connected, as well as ensure significant cost savings from the event.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 25 May 2015

Dimension Data

Research Study: Top Network Technology Purchasing Concerns
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the key networking technologies that IT executives and professionals sought to upgrade in 2014.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 30 May 2014

Dell, Inc.

A New Way to Get More Out of Your Software-Defined Network
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
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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

Buyer's Guide to 802.11ac Wireless: The Time to Move is Now!
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Keeping the network up to speed is no easy task - but with wireless from 802.11ac, speed can be increased by up to three times as much as before. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 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

Wi-Fi Buyers Guide
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: The huge growth of mobile and BYOD is driving user's demands to rise, while networks become more dense and harder to manage.  How can a balance be found between the two?
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Extreme Networks

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

Turning Application Performance in Business Information
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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

Tutorial: 5 Steps to Effective Wireless Networking in Health Care
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
EGUIDE: View this e-guide from 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
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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

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


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

Using All the Tools You can
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper discusses the latest generation of Wi-Fi technology and how you can use these tools to get the best Wi-Fi performance possible.
Posted: 16 Jan 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

Ruckus Wireless
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WI-FI DEFINITION (continued): …  push of a button and indicates signal strength, the network identifier ( SSID ), the channel being received and whether or not the access point uses encryption . The operating range is approximately 300 feet, although this can vary depending on the presence of electrical wiring, steel building construction or other obstructions that block the propagation of electromagnetic field s.Wi-Fi (short for "wireless fidelity") is a term for certain types of WLAN that use specifications in the 802.11 family. Many airports, hotels and fast-food facilities offer public access to Wi-Fi networks. These locations … 
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