LANs (Local Area Networks) News
April 14, 2016
Aerohive's latest Wave 2 access points are aimed at companies looking for higher speeds on existing Power over Ethernet infrastructure.
April 05, 2016
Brocade's acquisition of Ruckus Wireless would counter the stronger portfolios of Cisco and HPE for the campus WLAN.
March 08, 2016
Wireless networking company Aruba has introduced software upgrades, switches and APs for a growing IoT market.
February 03, 2016
A network deployment can be a good reminder that IT isn’t always a desk job. Network engineers often go into cramped, dirty or unsafe places to install equipment.
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An edge router (also called access router) is a network device located at the boundary of a network that connects to external networks, wide area networks (WANs) and the internet. Continue Reading
A network patch panel is a mounted hardware unit containing ports used to interconnect and manage LAN cables as well as connect them to the internet and wide area networks. Continue Reading
A token ring network connects computers in a ring or star topology to prevent the collision of data between two computers sending messages simultaneously. Continue Reading
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Future campus LAN SDN management will be needed to deal with LAN applications that have migrated to the cloud, creating on-premises network ghost towns. Continue Reading
First developed by Xerox PARC in the 1970s, and ratified by IEEE as a standard in 1983, the evolution of Ethernet has taken this LAN technology through dozens of specifications. Continue Reading
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As adoption of the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard picks up, wired networks must be ready to support faster speeds and greater capacities it brings. Continue Reading
Cisco will add new services to its Catalyst 6500 campus core switch, including OpenFlow, LISP and maybe fabric extenders. Continue Reading
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Freezing temperatures and dirty conditions at this underground gold mine in interior Alaska are no match for its strategy for maintaining resilient networks. Continue Reading
For the first time, Ethernet innovation isn't about higher speeds. The recent push for 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet show it's all about use cases. Continue Reading
An information systems engineer explains passive optical networking and how it can help an enterprise reduce costs. Continue Reading