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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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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

Beyond Corporate Walls: Motorola Enterprise Mesh Networks
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Wireless mesh technology is flexible, secure and allows for easy control of user access. Read this paper to learn how mesh technology can help your enterprise cost effectively extend its wireless coverage without any extra cable or fiber.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Bringing iPads in the classroom – New requirements to consider
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
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

Aerohive Networks

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

WLAN Planning For BYOD
sponsored by Enterasys
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com explores the impact BYOD is having on the WLAN and what you need to do to provide a quality experience to your mobile users without compromising security or control.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 | Published: 08 Feb 2013

Enterasys

Smart Mobile™: Next Generation WLAN Architecture for High-Performance Networks
sponsored by Trapeze Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the different approaches to wireless LAN (WLAN) architectures, planning for applications such as VoWLAN, preparing for 802.11n and recommending strategies for future wireless deployments.
Posted: 11 Jul 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Trapeze Networks

Top 10 Reasons Enterprises Prefer Juniper Wireless
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ten characteristics and features any WLAN solution should offer to support the transformational trends your business is making and meet the many challenges of today's enterprises.
Posted: 21 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Mobilize to Rightsize Your Network
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how rightsizing your network can help you determine where wired network capacity can be offset with more cost-effective Wi-Fi options - helping you save money, time, and space!
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

Aruba Networks

How to Get Better and Faster with Wireless-N
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When will your business begin using next-generation wireless technology? Wireless-N (802.11n technology) is already in users' newer devices—laptops, desktops, IP phones, and smartphones. Continue reading to learn more about Wireless-N, it's business advantages and best practices.
Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Published: 20 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Network Evolution E-Zine: Wireless LANs and Multimedia: Matching wired network performance and quality
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
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

SearchNetworking.com
 
 
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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