• New Wi-Fi gear aims to wipe out Ethernet edge switches

    Posted May 4, 2011 - 11:41 am

    Meru's new Wi-Fi gear combines a trio of powerful 802.11n radios with a battery of new software that together will let enterprises replace wired Ethernet at the network's edge, the company says.
  • Motorola jacks up high-end 802.11n Wi-Fi controller capacity tenfold

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 10:44 am

    Motorola Solutions recasts its enterprise WLAN products, aiming to make 802.11n affordable for large-scale, distributed networks.
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n: Still evolving

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 11:17 am

    With 802.11n ratification a distant memory, news reports regarding this giant leap in WLAN capability have also waned. But while 11n has quietly receded into the background, WLANs have crept out of our data-only world and taken flight as full-fledged network platforms.
  • Wi-Fi, smart antennas power new carrier gear from Ruckus Wireless

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    Ruckus Wireless has launched new Wi-Fi products that let wireless network operators create an affordable, end-to-end, 802.11n network. The goal is to offload data traffic from cellular networks, and create a viable last-mile wireless service option.
  • Cisco expands 11n Wi-Fi line, mobile VPN client

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    Cisco expanded its mobile offerings with a new low-end 802.11n Wi-Fi access point, a new version of its AnyConnect secure client for mobile devices, and took the first step to creating virtual mobile clients, unveiling support for Citrix and VMware products.
  • Wi-Fi chipmaker Quantenna raises $21 million more for 4x4 802.11n

    Posted September 28, 2010 - 9:51 pm

    Quantenna Communications, a maker of an advanced 802.11n Wi-Fi chipset, has reaped $21 million from its fifth round of venture funding. The money will be used to speed up deployment of its 4x4 MIMO silicon through carriers and retail channels
  • Best practices for 802.11n Wi-Fi design, deployment

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 8:14 pm

    As 802.11n takes hold as the enterprise Wi-Fi standard, wireless tester VeriWave has recommendations for designing and testing enterprise wireless LANs.
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi making huge impact 1 year after standard ratified

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 10:22 am

    A year after the IEEE 802.11n standard was ratified, the high-octane Wi-Fi is reshaping the wireless experience for users, and for enterprise IT.
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi essentials for enterprise IT

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 9:16 am

    The rapid adoption of IEEE 802.11n as the Wi-Fi standard is transforming the wireless experience for users, and the enterprise network. Here's a round up of the news, issues, trends, and information you can use for keeping up with the fast-changing Wi-Fi world.
  • Speeding up 802.11n: Getting the most from channel bonding

    Posted September 9, 2010 - 8:03 am

    Using 'double-wide' channels is great ... when it works.
  • iPhone 4 Wi-Fi proves a challenge for university

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 9:20 am

    The iPhone 4 is the first to use 802.11n for Wi-Fi connectivity. But it runs only in the crowded 2.4GHz band. And that poses some complex challenges if you have 500 students trying to connect their iPhone 4 in a lecture hall.
  • Spectrum analysis to be built-into Aruba's Wi-Fi product line

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    Aruba Networks will offer radio spectrum analysis built-into its line of 802.11n Wi-Fi access points for the enterprise market.
  • Getting the most from 802.11n

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:22 am

    You're ready to go with just buying a new 802.11n AP right? Not so fast tiger. While it's true that 802.11n can leave 802.11g at the starting line and even leave some older Ethernet routers eating its dust, it's still all too possible to set it up so that you can't get all the speed out of 802.11n you paid for. Here's how 802.11n works, and considerations before you buy.
  • Enterasys enhances Wi-Fi management, 802.11n performance

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    A new version of Enterasys' Wi-Fi software simplifies network management and operations, and improves client performance in 802.11n enterprise wireless LANs.
  • Kickin' 802.11n old-school

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 2:53 pm

    Anatomy of an 802.11n upgrade: Coat hangers not included.
  • Outdoor 11n WiFi gear grabs spotlight

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    A big focus for WiFi makers these days is on building equipment that supports high-speed outdoor network applications. For example, there are enterprises that want to extend their wireless LANs outdoors. There are municipalities with wireless public safety and city service applications. And there are service providers wanting to build hot spots that offload data traffic from 3G networks that are quickly growing saturated.
  • 802.11n price wars already underway

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 8:58 pm

    The ink is barely dry on the final IEEE 802.11n standard, and already vendors are slashing their equipment prices to encourage wide-scale enterprise deployments.
  • Aruba slashes price of 11n WiFi access point

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 4:19 pm

    Aruba's new 802.11n WiFi access point slashes prices for high performance wireless networks to the level of what some vendors are charging for 802.11abg equipment.
  • Wi-Fi eyes global domination

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 12:09 pm

    If your reaction to last week's ratification of the 802.11n standard was a loud yawn or a "what took them so long," you'd certainly have some justification. But let's not gloss over what a stunning accomplishment this really is. Or what it will mean down the road in terms of wireless technology becoming the dominant network technology in enterprise shops.
  • Colleges Get Head Start on New 802.11n Standard

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 10:44 am

    The IEEE this month finally ratified the 802.11n wireless standard, long after Brandeis University and the University of California, San Diego started installing equipment based on draft versions of the specification.
  • 802.11n Proves Standards Aren't What They Used To Be

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 10:23 am

    802.11n is the poster child for a standards process gone wrong. Seven years after it began and at least two years after 802.11 "draft" devices arrived, the IEEE has finally adopted a final standard for faster, stronger, more secure wireless.
  • Need for speed: A tale of two college WiFi networks and 802.11n

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 9:01 am

    If IT managers at two U.S. universities are any measure, 802.11n WiFi networking has a bright future on college campuses.
  • 802.11n demands special considerations

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:51 pm

    The IEEE will shortly ratify 802.11n – a standard in development for six years and shipping in enterprise products for more than two. Much of the attention has been on the higher data rate, an increase from the 54 Mbps of legacy 802.11a/g to 300 Mbps, but the standard’s true implications are much broader – it signifies the advent of the all-wireless enterprise.
  • 802.11n set for final approval

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 4:41 pm

    Sometime on Friday, at the sprawling Hyatt Regency hotel in New Brunswick, N.J., an IEEE group called the Standards Board is expected to approve the 802.11n wireless LAN standard.
  • WLAN market slammed, but 802.11n gains

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 8:41 pm

    The first quarter of this year may have been the gloomiest ever for the wireless LAN market, with overall revenue falling about 11 percent from a year earlier, the first year-over-year drop recorded by industry analyst firm Dell'Oro.
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