April 21, 2017
The acquisition of wireless LAN provider Xirrus makes the Riverbed WAN portfolio more appealing to companies with branch offices.
February 02, 2017
Aerohive shifts gears with Wi-Fi for small businesses that feature cloud-based management software, Cisco considers the true cost of a data breach and Arista beefs up visibility.
January 13, 2017
Dell is pitching the open networking features of its new campus switches. The hardware's ability to run any of several network operation systems is a market differentiator.
January 05, 2017
Several private equity firms are interested in buying the Brocade networking business, which would include the Ruckus wireless LAN portfolio.
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As wireless network technologies have evolved, so too have the wireless security protocols for securing them. Get a quick overview of the three WLAN security standards, and learn the differences between WEP, WPA and WPA2. Continue Reading
Users connect their Windows devices to wireless networks outside the office when they're on the go. This lets them be productive, but it might be something IT administrators want to control. Continue Reading
An MBAN (medical body area network) is composed of low-power wearable or implanted wireless medical devices. Continue Reading
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TechTarget's ninth annual IT Priorities Survey reveals a growing number of network pros are focused on virtualization in their networking plans, while not forgetting legacy issues. Continue Reading
Understanding the functions of a wireless access point vs. wireless router will help you deploy the right device for the right circumstance. Continue Reading
The evolution of Ethernet continues and is offering up new tricks. Ethernet serves as an essential networking protocol, addressing each new set of networking challenges that comes along. Whether it's next-generation gigabit Wi-Fi or modern data center networking, enterprises are looking for switches that can accommodate the new speeds and feeds. This three-part technical guide examines the latest in the evolving Ethernet's bag of tricks.
It's an exciting time for networking. With the evolution of Ethernet technology, there are switches supporting per-port speeds of 2.5 and 5 Gbps, with the IEEE 802.3bz standard now approved. The impact these interesting technological advances will have on the networking market—both wired and wireless—will be significant.
Networking is entering new power-charged territory; it's time now to embrace the changes, our experts say. Through this technical guide, they offer solid advice to networking pros on how to get the most out of the potential of Gigabit Ethernet speeds.Continue Reading
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WiFi/WLAN is taken so much for granted nowadays, that it's easy to forget just how far it has come in recent years. Given that it took around 15 years to get from proprietary 1Mbps technologies to ... Continue Reading
The number of devices connecting to the network isn't going to slow down, which means the enterprise network has to keep up, and developments in Wi-Fi are central to this effort.
Is your network infrastructure ready for the next stage of wireless LAN (WLAN) that's mobile, freely accessible and dynamic? If not, it's time to get up to date on the latest developments and what's expected in the near future. This handbook walks you through what you should be thinking about, with a major focus on Wi-Fi aware technology and Wave 2 of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. We also discuss developments including gigabit wireless, White Space Wi-Fi and the latest Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs.Continue Reading
Printing from virtual desktops is never easy. IT must decide whether to configure network or local printing and how to manage a multitude of printer drivers. Continue Reading
Problem Solve WLAN Issues
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High-speed wireless access is all the rage, but one user cautions against buying into the 802.11ac hype. Yes, it's progress, but not as much as you might think. Continue Reading
Wireless connection problems can crop up when joining a wireless client to an office network. These step-by-step debugging tips can help. Continue Reading
Using an approach engineered for indoor deployments helped this system administrator solve a network connection problem in the great outdoors. Continue Reading