Schools Graduate to Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi
Online multimedia and interactive educational applications are invading the classroom and prompting schools to take a fresh look at what's possible with the latest in Wireless LAN (WLAN) technology. This paper examines how schools can apply 802.11n enterprise class Wi-Fi technology in ways that pay while overcoming such traditional challenges as shrinking budgets, high network management costs, and nagging performance and reliability troubles. Primary and secondary schools are motivated to find enterprise-grade wireless networks. One reason is the rise of popular online learning applications that involve multimedia experiences and interactive sessions - activities that require very high-speed networks.