Mapping your wireless local area network: How to make your WLAN shine

Last updated:September 2013

Editor's note

This essential guide addresses the basics of wireless local area network (WLAN) and examines the steps enterprises need to take to improve the performance and reliability of their existing -- and future -- WLAN infrastructures.

1Measuring your WLAN: What you need to know today

There is a lot to consider when it comes to evaluating WLAN approaches, and it's easy to be unsure about which route to take when optimizing your infrastructure and operations. In this section of our guide, we outline everything you need to know about different wireless local area networking options -- including basic requirements, Wi-Fi management, vendor selection and more.

2Transforming WLAN: What you need to know tomorrow

Just as the wireless industry continues to evolve, so does WLAN technology. Optimizing your infrastructure -- for application performance, video transport or to guard against unauthorized intrusions -- will mean more changes. In this section of the guide, learn about the future of WLAN and what an optimized network could look like.