Build and Secure a WLAN

BYOD and a host of wireless-dependent devices make WLAN a necessity in today's enterprise, while security threats demand top-notch security for that WLAN. Controllers, access points, Linux, and tools for locking down your wireless network—there are a lot of things to consider when you deploy a WLAN. Enterprise Networking Planet experts put it all in focus with coverage on the latest in wireless networking.

Xirrus to Speed Up Wireless with Dual-802.11ac AP

Networking vendor introduces low-cost, cloud-managed dual-radio 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP to support next-generation wireless infrastructure needs.

Wi-Fi 802.11ac Finally Gets Certified

At long last, next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi is now ready for interoperable deployments.

Enterprise WLAN in 2013: State of the Market

We explore the future of the WLAN market and how to choose an enterprise WLAN solution.

Buyer's Guide to Enterprise WLAN Controllers

Treating wireless APs as independently-managed elements is impractical. Enter WLAN Controllers, which often centralize both administration and processor-intensive control tasks.

FreeRADIUS and Linux for Your WLAN

Best of ENP: Part Two—RADIUS and Linux can be a potent combination for WLAN security. Here's how to get it configured.

FreeRADIUS and Linux Secure Your WLAN

Best of ENP: Wireless security is still a bit of a mess. With Linux and RADIUS, you can begin to straighten it out.

Build A Linux-Based Wireless Access Point (Part 1)

With a little time and effort, you can build a Linux-based wireless access point that provides the features of high-end WAPs with less expense. This week we take a look at your shopping list. First of two parts.

Linux on Your WLAN: Configure WPA

If you've got Linux clients on your WLAN, our quick guide to securing their connections with WPA is a must.

OpenVPN Locks Down the WLAN

Why worry about WEP, WPA, or PPTP when OpenVPN provides free, open, SSL-powered security for your wireless network? Here's how to set it up and connect a Windows client.

Choices, Choices: What Do You Need in a WAP?

In the wireless world, the future is arriving daily. Should you go with 802.11a? Do you need fat APs or will thin ones do? What about WiMax? And are you prepping for VoWLAN? There's nothing easy about making these decisions, but our birds-eye guide will help clear up the confusion.

Securing the WLAN: Are the Alphabet Standards Finally Soup?

If you've been watching Wi-Fi security standards come and go, you know the move to secure wireless networking has been a slow and confusing crawl. Here's how to make sense of where we're at, and what the newly ratified 802.11i does for your WLAN.

VoWLAN: The Wireless Voice Future is Here ... Almost

VoWLAN might be the chocolate and peanut butter of networking, but the convergence of VoIP and wireless freedom has its share of snags. Here's what you need to know.

An Idea for Hunting Down Rogue WAPs

Network News Break: If you're concerned about users introducing unsecured wireless points of entry into your network, our mailbag might help point you toward how to button things down. Also: Linksys brings RADIUS protection to its wireless gear, and EmergeCore is out to bundle an IT team in a box.

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