A Guide to Ensuring Wireless LAN Reliability

Date Added: Sep 2009
Format: PDF

In the nascent days of Wi-Fi, a corporate wireless LAN comprised a series of autonomous access points, scattered throughout the office and even branch offices around the globe. Garnering an effective radio signal was a matter of trial and error, and because there was no central management, the administrator wouldn't know there was a problem until someone inevitably complained. Today's Wi-Fi networks, managed from a central switch, can be even more reliable than a wired Ethernet network - but only if IT directors take the necessary steps to ensure reliability and promise superior quality of service in every aspect of the network.