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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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5 Wi-Fi Design Mistakes (and How To Avoid Them)
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: Because Wi-Fi technology is rapidly changing, you may end up overpaying for options you don't need or be saddled with a product that doesn't scale with your growth. Don't let that happen. Discover insight into five Wi-Fi design mistakes that can result in higher costs, greater complexity or burdensome inefficiencies.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Aerohive Networks

Offer Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi Connectivity Without Compromise
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
VIDEO: Learn how you can offer enterprise-grade Wi-Fi connectivity without compromise in this short video.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Premiered: 30 Dec 2016

Aerohive Networks

Reasons that You Are Overpaying for Your Wi-Fi
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
RESOURCE: Wi-Fi has rapidly evolved over the last decade, with the industry adoption of cloud, controllers, and cooperative control. But even with these cost-saving advances being employed in Wi-Fi, many companies are still overpaying for their wireless capabilities. Are you one of them? Learn the 5 reasons you are overpaying for your Wi-Fi.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Aerohive Networks

5 Reasons that You Are Overpaying for Your Wi-Fi
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
EBOOK: This e-Book serves as a guide for any organization looking to deploy next generation Wi-Fi connectivity, while avoiding hidden costs and complexity. Learn the 5 reasons vendors might be charging you too much upfront or why you may end up paying too much down the road.
Posted: 02 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Aerohive Networks

Brocade's Ruckus Buy Betters Chances in Campus WLAN Market
sponsored by Brocade
EGUIDE: What does Brocade's recent acquisition of Ruckus mean for WLAN competition? In this expert e-guide, learn all you need to know about Brocade's acquisition of Ruckus, so you can make sure you're aware of the current state of WLAN market.
Posted: 01 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Brocade

Understanding Your Wireless LAN Controllers
sponsored by Brocade
EGUIDE: With Wi-Fi now the primary, default, and often only internet access in the organization, IT managers are motivated to get the most from their wireless LANs. What's needed to optimize wireless LANs? Wireless LAN controllers. In this expert e-guide, learn how to understand and implement your wireless LAN controllers.
Posted: 01 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Brocade

Wi-Fi is Easy, Secure Wi-Fi is the Challenge.
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, learn about the increasing demand for Wi-Fi, and more importantly, how to secure your wireless network.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Wireless Security: Keeping Intrusion Prevention Systems Simple and Effective
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to avoid wrongful classification of devices on your network, keep your wireless secure, and eliminate false alarms and the effort of defining complex rules to identify rogue wireless devices and manually inspecting them.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Jan 2017

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Guest Wi-Fi: The Most Valuable Marketing Tool for Physical Businesses
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to keep your Wi-Fi secure, scalable, and feature-rich while gaining insight into its users, their patterns, and other marketing data. Read on to securely gain the capabilities of high-priced marketing without the price tag.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Jan 2017

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Secure Wi-Fi Helped The Museum of Flight Soar to New Heights
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this case study, find out how The Museum of Flight was able to easily block inappropriate and malicious web content, swiftly deploy new access points, scale up or out their Wi-Fi at any given moment, and more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 11 Jan 2017

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Secure, Cloud-Managed Wifi
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to implement Wi-Fi in safe, protected airspace without the normal administrative headaches.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 11 Dec 2016

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Is Your Network Ready for the Wireless World?
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: How 'Wi-Fi aware' are you, really? Learn how Wi-Fi awareness, Wave 2 and other new Wi-Fi developments could have a major impact on your network.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

SearchNetworking.com

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

Wireless Security Survey 2016
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: 79% of IT pros expect an integrated security architecture to address the challenges of cybersecurity while also enabling secure network access. This survey report provides an overview of the key security challenges and trends faced by enterprise IT decision-makers in an ever-changing, globally networked ecosystem.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Using Wi-Fi for Primary Enterprise Access
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: Should a Wi-Fi Internet service become your enterprise's means for primary online access? This guide reviews the issue and factors that must be considered first.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

SearchNetworking.com

Crowd Pleaser
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: Many enterprise wireless networks were never designed for the density of devices crammed on them today. Inside, we explore the next generation of wireless infrastructure, Wave 2, and the promise of more speed and bandwidth for today's congested networks.
Posted: 02 Dec 2015 | Published: 02 Dec 2015

SearchNetworking.com

The 2015 State of the Market in Wireless Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This global survey studies the state of the market for wireless LAN security. Address the holes in your WLAN security strategy, as well as see how cloud-managed Wi-Fi stacks up to traditional security methods.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

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

Trends Reshaping Wireless Networking
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: This in-depth resource investigates the trends that are reshaping wireless networking to help you plan for today's mobility and connectivity needs.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

SearchNetworking.com

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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
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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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