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  • November 24, 2003 24 Nov'03

    ReefEdge switches signal new WLAN strategy

    ReefEdge's new switch architecture is intended to make distributed wireless LAN management easier. The company's move beyond gateways could put it in direct competition with Cisco.

  • November 04, 2003 04 Nov'03

    Microsoft's WLAN play changes game

    Microsoft's arrival in the wireless LAN management space with a product that simplifies Wi-Fi deployment and setup is evidence that not only is the software giant looking to expand its presence in the enterprise, but it's also looking to push ...

  • November 03, 2003 03 Nov'03

    Wireless LANs: Is more speed needed?

    Products that boost the speed of wireless LANs are starting to hit the market, but experts question whether enterprises really need them.

  • September 23, 2003 23 Sep'03

    Syracuse police swat WLAN weaknesses

    The Syracuse, N.Y., police department says the proprietary security from Fortress Technology in its wireless LAN is secure and manageable, but experts say that a better offering from Cisco and evolving standards may cause the department to question ...

  • September 03, 2003 03 Sep'03

    Maturing authentication clears last WLAN hurdle

    Many enterprises have shied away from wireless local area networks because of fears about security. But now that wireless authentication is maturing, the time for hiding from the technology has passed. The flawed Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) ...

  • August 21, 2003 21 Aug'03

    WLAN Info Center has moved

    This week, SearchMobileComputing.com has more WLAN-related topics, tips and Ask the Expert questions than ever before.

  • June 09, 2003 09 Jun'03

    Zyxel bridge offers safe passage to the wireless outdoors

    Zyxel's new wireless bridge enables companies to stretch wireless LANs where they never could before, for just a fraction of the price of competing products. Analysts say the product offers reasonable quality, though companies should still be wary ...

  • May 12, 2003 12 May'03

    Startup's WLAN approach appeals to Ivy League school

    Configuring dozens of wireless LAN access points can be tedious to say the least, but centralization hardware from startup Chantry Networks is helping a university scale and manage its WLAN more efficiently. Yet an analyst questions whether ...

  • May 07, 2003 07 May'03

    Putting wireless LAN fears to rest

    Security holes in wireless local area network (LAN) standards have caused many businesses to think twice about deploying the technology. While wireless has been one of the few bright spots in the IT sector, Wai Sing Lee, an analyst with New ...

  • April 29, 2003 29 Apr'03

    New WLAN functionality highlights N+I opening

    As industry luminaries offer their keynote addresses today at N+I, they're likely to confirm that managing and securing wireless LANs is the hottest trend going. To that end, two new WLAN offerings from Perfigo and ReefEdge combine management ...

  • April 24, 2003 24 Apr'03

    N+I preview: WLAN, 10-Gig switches creating buzz

    Observers say next week's N+I conference will be well attended, thanks to the buzz surrounding new wireless LAN gear and true 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches. However, the event is entering a key transition period, and organizers are striving to avoid ...

  • April 11, 2003 11 Apr'03

    Wireless LAN doesn't mean worriless LAN

    Wireless LANs are cheap to buy and easy to install, but going wireless doesn't mean it's time to throw away your aspirin. Experts say rogue access points, stray signals and standards struggles should concern all wireless LAN managers. With new ...

  • March 19, 2003 19 Mar'03

    CTIA: Experts say wireless is worth the work

    There's no hiding the fact that wireless network deployments are often more complicated than IT managers expect. However, according to experts at this week's CTIA Wireless 2003 conference, wireless systems can provide a competitive advantage

  • February 25, 2003 25 Feb'03

    Wireless could unify networks, conference speakers say

    Sure, wireless gear is a culprit in the complexity of networks today. But it also has great potential to act as a unifying force to simplify and converge networks, according to speakers at the Gartner Wireless Access conference in Los Angeles.

  • February 25, 2003 25 Feb'03

    Wireless could unify networks, conference speakers say

    Sure, wireless gear is a culprit in the complexity of networks today. But it also has great potential to act as a unifying force to simplify and converge networks, according to speakers at the Gartner Wireless Access conference in Los Angeles.

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