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DEFINITION: In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver). An access point connects users to other users within the network and also can serve as the point of interconnection between the WLAN and a fixed wire network. Each access point can serve multiple users within a defined network area; as people move beyond  … 
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Wireless Access Points Reports
 
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

SearchSecurity.com

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

Wireless LAN ITDC - Checklist #1
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EGUIDE: In the first of SearchNetworking.com's three-part guide on selecting wireless products, this document takes a look at the business and technology issues associated with them and provides expert guidance on the benefits you can reap by taking advantage of the various types of wireless solutions.
Posted: 19 Oct 2012 | Published: 19 Oct 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Technical Brief: Wall Mounted Access Points
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive technical brief takes an in-depth look at how to manage your network infrastructure to create the most seamless Wi-Fi experience possible. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

Xirrus

Technical Brief: High Density Access Points
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WHITE PAPER: This exlusive technical brief takes an in-depth look at overcoming the challenges of high density access points. Read on to learn more and take the first step towards a faster, more reliable wi-fi experience.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

Xirrus

The Network Impact of 802.11n
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: With the adoption of 802.11n, concerns over the capabilities of wireless LAN technology have become concerns that affect the whole network, not just the first hop across the radio. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

Aerohive Networks

Getting Your Wireless Together to Save Time, Improve Reception
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When you “cluster” standalone wireless access points, you can improve reception and roaming, strengthen security, and save many hours of technical labor—all without the expense of a wireless controller. Continue reading to learn more about clustering improvement.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Topographies for the Simply Connected Campus: Juniper's Simply Connected Campus Network Platform Architectures
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a set of solutions that can help you satisfy all the requirements of a campus network, conquer the environment's inherent challenges, and provide a wired-like experience to your end users, no matter what device they are using.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Wireless LANs and Multimedia: Matching wired network performance and quality
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EZINE: The June edition of SearchNetworking.com’s Network Evolution E-Zine outlines the three basic steps enterprises should follow when preparing for video. Uncover how to integrate these steps into your network plans and learn how to say goodbye to your troubles with video.
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 | Published: 30 May 2012

SearchSecurity.com

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
 
 
WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS DEFINITION (continued): … In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver). An access point connects users to other users within the network and also can serve as the point of interconnection between the WLAN and a fixed wire network. Each access point can serve multiple users within a defined network area; as people move beyond the range of one access point, they are automatically handed over to the next one. A small WLAN may only require a single access point; the number required increases as a function of the number of network users and the physical size of the network.
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