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  • 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.
  • China to propose WLAN security standard for global use again

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 9:40 am

    China will submit its wireless LAN security protocol to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for consideration as a global standard, years after its rejection by the standards body incensed Chinese backers
  • Meru revamps WLAN management software

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    Meru Networks has released a radically revised wireless LAN management application that for the first time runs on a dedicated appliance to collect only periodic summaries of access point statistics and look for problems.
  • Chips target unified edge switch for wireless, wired clients

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 4:44 pm

    Broadcom this week announced new chips designed to create a low-cost 802.11n wireless LAN edge for the enterprise, without the need for separate WLAN controllers.
  • Accountability in Enterprise Wireless Deployments

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 4:08 pm

    As the need for mobility has grown in the enterprise, so have the security risks. While solutions have been developed to address specific security problems, there needs to be a holistic approach to WLAN security that leverages the security infrastructure of the wireline enterprise network.
  • Aruba unveils low-priced WLAN gear

    Posted May 12, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Aruba Networks Tuesday showed off a new family of low-priced wireless LAN access points and controllers designed for fast setup and easy management.
  • Tropos introduces 802.11n into its outdoor wireless mesh

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:55 am

    Tropos Networks has released a trio of new outdoor wireless mesh nodes, its first supporting the high-throughput 802.11n IEEE standard.
  • Firetide unveils MIMO mesh node, 400Mbps throughput

    Posted April 10, 2009 - 1:20 pm

    Firetide is beta-testing its first wireless mesh node that uses the same technology foundation as 802.11n Wi-Fi products.
  • WLAN market shriveled globally in Q4 2008

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 4:26 pm

    The wireless LAN market shriveled at the end of 2008, according to new, if sketchy, data released by Infonetics.
  • Cisco warns of four WLAN controller vulnerabilities

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 11:48 am

    Cisco Wednesday issued a security alert warning of a quartet of vulnerabilities affecting all of its wireless LAN controllers, including the Catalyst 6500 and 7600 wireless modules, with software version 4.2 or higher.
  • Cisco ships new 802.11n AP to resolve power issue

    Posted January 13, 2009 - 5:41 pm

    The growth of 802.11n wireless LAN access points has been somewhat limited by a well-known problem with insufficient power to APs when using Power-over-Ethernet connections. Today, Cisco is addressing the problem head-on by announcing a new Aironet 1140 Series Access Point that works with standard PoE.
  • 802.11n boosts WLAN use in enterprises

    Posted December 17, 2008 - 10:27 am

    The popularity of 802.11n is attracting more businesses to wireless LAN equipment and helping suppliers cope with the tough economic climate, industry analysts say.
  • Proxim unveils 802.11n access points

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 4:54 pm

    Proxim Wireless has released its first draft-802.11n wireless LAN access points, with throughput ranging from 170M to 320Mbps and list price tags of $800 and $1,100.
  • Enterasys, Siemens integrate WLAN gear

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 12:22 pm

    Enterasys this week is expected to announce integration of the Siemens Enterprise Communications WLAN portfolio with its switches and management systems.

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