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ALSO CALLED: Dual-mode Wireless LAN, Wireless Local Area Networks, Wireless LAN
DEFINITION: A wireless LAN (or WLAN, for wireless local area network, sometimes referred to as LAWN, for local area wireless network) is one in which a mobile user can connect to a local area network (LAN) through a wireless (radio) connection. The IEEE 802.11 group of standards specify the technologies for wireless LANs. 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and CSMA/CA (carrier sense multiple access with  … 

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Wireless Solutions: 8 Solutions and How They Stack Up
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: I&O pros responsible for networking are catching on to the importance of low-power wireless personal-area networking technologies and the increasing role they play in the networking fabric. In Forrester’s evaluation of the market, they identified 8 significant vendors in the category. Download the report to explore an evaluation of the vendors.
Posted: 18 Mar 2020 | Published: 15 Aug 2019

Aruba Networks

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN 2019 Vendor Assessment
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: WLAN infrastructure is a pivotal element in many organizations' digital transformation (DX) journeys, enabling DX initiatives such as IoT, omni-channel engagement, and anytime access to mission-critical SaaS applications. In this IDC MarketScape, explore an assessment of 11 WLAN vendors.
Posted: 17 Mar 2020 | Published: 31 Oct 2019

Aruba Networks

Digital Elements for an Enhanced Game Day Experience
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: The role of the network has changed for sports organizations. Teams and venues need to adapt to create a superb game day experience for fans. In this white paper, explore the critical elements for an enhanced game day experience.
Posted: 09 Mar 2020 | Published: 09 Mar 2020

Extreme Networks

Wi-Fi 6, 5G and Private 5G Networks: How They Can Work Together
sponsored by T-Mobile for Business
EGUIDE: As Wi-Fi 6 and 5G emerge, organizations are evaluating the benefits and use cases for both. Wi-Fi 6 and 5G are expected to complement each other. However, organizations can ultimately dictate which technology is used in a given situation by evaluating the use cases. In this e-guide, learn everything you need to know about Wi-Fi 6 and 5G.
Posted: 05 Mar 2020 | Published: 03 Mar 2020

T-Mobile for Business

What an Impending Marriage of IoT and 5G Means for the Future
sponsored by T-Mobile for Business
EGUIDE: One area that will greatly benefit from 5G is the Internet of Things. However, 5G is also adding some confusion in the market today as there are existing private and public solutions being deployed now while 5G is a couple years away from adoption. In this e-guide, learn what the impending marriage of IoT and 5G means for the future.
Posted: 05 Mar 2020 | Published: 03 Mar 2020

T-Mobile for Business

Aruba SD-Branch Overview
sponsored by Somerville
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to take a software-defined approach to branch networks that centralizes network management in the cloud, automates network monitoring functions, increases security, and more.
Posted: 15 Jan 2020 | Published: 30 Jun 2018

Somerville

Northern Kentucky’s Largest Healthcare Provider
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
CASE STUDY: In the past, engineers for Northern Kentucky’s largest healthcare provider have always relied on popular tools to aid network planning and troubleshooting. But, as the use cases became more varied, the engineers began to find these tools lacking. In this case study, learn why they turned to 7SIGNAL’s Mobile Eye to monitor the Wi-Fi experience.
Posted: 15 Jan 2020 | Published: 15 Jan 2020

7SIGNAL

Are You Still Testing Your Wireless by Yesterday’s Methods?
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: There are two big mistakes you can make with Wi-Fi. The first is never testing it. The second is measuring its performance by outdated methods. Today’s truly effective wireless management employs multiple metrics to boost performance and productivity. In this white paper, explore common mistakes and myths which can cause Wi-Fi problems.
Posted: 19 Dec 2019 | Published: 19 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

What Could Go Wrong with Your Enterprise Network? A lot
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: Any network team within a large enterprise knows how critical it is to business success to have continuous, fast, high-performing Wi-Fi. In this white paper, discover 7 roadblocks that can hinder the success of networks, especially within large enterprises. Also, learn how wireless network monitoring tools can help you manage these challenges.
Posted: 18 Dec 2019 | Published: 18 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

6 Elements for a Successful WLAN Performance Test Bake-off
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: When evaluating WLAN vendors, it’s important to try out the latest-and-greatest from leading vendors and compare end-user WLAN performance test results; after all, improving end-user Wi-Fi experience is why you are upgrading. In this white paper, uncover 6 key elements you should consider when benchmark testing your WLAN performance.
Posted: 18 Dec 2019 | Published: 18 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

WLAN Performance Optimization: Learn to Tame that Wi-Fi Beast!
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: As you may already know, your Wi-Fi environment is like a living creature. It changes all the time as different devices move in and around the environment. In this white paper, learn how to get the most out of your network by gaining a better understanding of your existing environment.
Posted: 17 Dec 2019 | Published: 17 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

Should I Upgrade My WLAN?
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) have been gamechangers in the business world – making it possible to be more productive and accessible than ever before.However, frustrations quickly mount and productivity screeches to a halt when overwhelmed WLANs become sluggish. In this white paper, uncover 5 tips for optimizing your WLAN.
Posted: 17 Dec 2019 | Published: 17 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

Are You Using These 5 Outdated Wi-Fi Testing Practices?
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: Although Wi-Fi technology has been around for decades, it’s still not perfect. And because it’s not yet flawless, there are seemingly countless different ways that companies try to address poor wireless performance. In this white paper, uncover 5 outdated testing strategies that could be holding your Wi-Fi performance back.
Posted: 16 Dec 2019 | Published: 16 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

What to Expect from Wi-Fi 6 Besides Speed
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: The sixth-generation Wi-Fi is being rolled out. And while it’s sure to be faster overall, there are other much-needed updates to wireless networking that the new version will provide. In this white paper, check out an overview of Wi-Fi 6 and see what changes it will bring to wireless networking.
Posted: 13 Dec 2019 | Published: 13 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

Wi-Fi 6 for Dummies
sponsored by Extreme Networks
EBOOK: Wi-Fi 6 is the new generation of Wi-Fi technology with a new focus on efficiency and performance. In this e-book, learn about Wi-Fi 6 efficiency enhancements as well as the real-world implications of this historic evolution of Wi-Fi technology. Also, get an introduction to the robust offering of Wi-Fi 6 access points from Extreme Networks.
Posted: 27 Nov 2019 | Published: 27 Nov 2019

Extreme Networks

What is Wireless Network Monitoring?
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
RESEARCH CONTENT: Fast, high-performing Wi-Fi is a must within any organization that depends on a solid connection for daily operations. In this research report, learn exactly what wireless network monitoring is, why wireless network monitoring (WNM) is a must to keep your organization running, and explore the benefits of it.
Posted: 09 Oct 2019 | Published: 09 Oct 2019

7SIGNAL

How to Prepare for 5G Adoption
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: 5G networks and services will be deployed in stages over the next several years to accommodate the increasing reliance on mobile and internet-enabled devices. In this expert guide, learn everything you need to know to prepare for deployment. To access this guide, participate in our Wired and Wireless LAN Research Survey.
Posted: 02 Oct 2019 | Published: 04 Feb 2020

TechTarget

Hospital Improves Operational Effectiveness with High Performance Wi-Fi
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
CASE STUDY: Akron Children's Hospital's WLAN wasn't considered reliable for hospital communications and the number of wireless devices used for medical and patient care purposes was expected to triple within 2 years. So what did they do? Learn how 7signal's Sapphire Wi-Fi Performance Management system gave hospital IT the means to improve their network.
Posted: 22 Aug 2019 | Published: 22 Aug 2019

7SIGNAL

5G: Separating fact from fiction
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: A barrage of media and marketing has spotlighted 5G technology, which has seen some success but more setbacks, according to Gartner's most recent Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking. Find out what's really going on with the technology in our guide, Where's 5G? Not Here, which you can access after a 5-10 minute multiple choice survey.
Posted: 03 Aug 2019 | Published: 06 Sep 2019

TechTarget

Aruba Delivers LAN & Wi-Fi Performance, Security, and Reliability at CASDEN Banque Populaire's New HQ
sponsored by Aruba Networks
CASE STUDY: In this case study, find out how the CASDEN Banque Populaire met the networking demands of a new, highly virtualized working environment as they transitioned to a new headquarters, designed with high-performing connectivity, mobility, and security in mind.
Posted: 30 Apr 2019 | Published: 30 Apr 2019

Aruba Networks

5G Wireless: How you can start preparing today
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Has your organization started preparing for the adoption of 5G? Learn how you can start in our guide, 5G Wireless: Understanding the Basics, which you can access after a brief multiple-choice survey.
Posted: 03 Nov 2018 | Published: 12 Jun 2019

TechTarget

Learn the 802.11ax standard
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Access a copy of our member-exclusive guide, How to prepare your WLAN for the 802.11ax standard, by completing our Wired and Wireless LAN Survey. Inside, learn: What the new 802.11ax standard offers, How to educate yourself about 802.11ax and much more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2018 | Published: 19 Oct 2018

TechTarget

Smart Meetings and Intelligent Spaces
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to learn about wireless and Bluetooth Low Energy technology designed to help you create seamless mobile engagement in digital workspaces for all of your users and guests.
Posted: 07 May 2018 | Premiered: May 7, 2018

Aruba Networks

Seeking secure Wi-Fi
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: An issue looking at the issues around wireless networking, the dangers of advertising with some hints of verticals that are spending
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

MicroScope

Riding Wave 2
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: Making the switch to Wave 2 wireless, and 802.11ac products, will require design and other adjustments by enterprise networking pros.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

SearchNetworking.com
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