Date Added: Jun 2009
Performance in the IT world is measured in terms of the volume of data transferred in a specified time, and the benchmark has inexorably risen every year as a result of advancing standards and innovations. In the field of enterprise Wi-Fi networking, that benchmark has now reached the point where Wireless LAN (WLAN) performance exceeds that of a 100BaseT wired LAN. As a consequence, WLANs now have the capacity to supplant wired ports as the primary form of network access for many enterprise users. Two measures of data capacity are critical to the network manager: total network data capacity and each user data throughput.