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WLAN implementation

WLAN implementation

These resources will help you avoid potential pitfalls to ensure that your wireless LAN implementation is successful from start to finish.

Choosing a wireless architecture

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This article discusses important issues in choosing a wireless architecture and describes products from a small sampling of vendors.

Experts: Don't underestimate Wi-Fi complexity
Just because a network lacks wires doesn't mean it lacks complexity. Experts say that enterprises must consider security, applications and user demands, or else a wireless LAN implementation may not succeed.

Five critical planning steps for wireless LANs
This five part series walks you through the most important developments in wireless LANs and offers guidelines for product and technology selection. We'll help you avoid potential pitfalls to ensure that your wireless LAN implementation is successful from start to finish.

Understanding the wireless landscape, part 1
In this tip, mobile wireless expert Lisa Phifer breaks down wireless technologies by category according to distance and intended use.

Understanding the wireless landscape, part 2
Here's a comparison of wireless technologies.

Creating a wireless security policy
Find out exactly what WLAN security policies are, the kinds of information they should contain, and where to find policy templates and further guidance.

Five points to remember in wireless deployments
Points an IT manager should keep in mind as they consider wireless technologies. Metrics for wireless success

Chapter downloads

Wireless Networks For Dummies, Chapter 1
This chapter explains the risks and the rewards of going wireless, helps you sort out acronyms and types of wireless networks, and offers advice on planning, installing, administering and troubleshooting your wireless network.

Wireless LANs: Implementing Interoperable Networks
Read about the benefits and applications of wireless networking, as well as some concerns, and find out what components are necessary to implement them.

This was first published in June 2005

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