Mobility

Wireless LAN Reliability in the Unwired Enterprise

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Executive Summary

The unwired enterprise has long been a goal in most organizations, and the advent of 802.11n now makes achieving that goal a practical reality. 802.11n and the proliferation of mobile devices are driving the migration from wired to wireless networks throughout the enterprise. But are wireless LANs up to the challenge? Just as wireless security was the biggest barrier to enterprise-wide adoption a few years back, a lack of continuous wireless connectivity is now preventing the unwired enterprise from becoming a ubiquitous reality. This paper examines what it takes to maximize availability in the unwired enterprise, and explores the five elements needed to make the wireless LAN as dependable as wired Ethernet.

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