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Wireless LAN (WLAN) News
December 29, 2020
Enterprises using industrial IoT devices are among the early adopters of private 5G networks, which could become an $8 billion market by 2027.
November 13, 2020
Cisco is cautiously optimistic that revenues will improve following a 9% drop last quarter. Rising enterprise orders contributed to a positive forecast for the current quarter.
October 22, 2020
The new Catalyst 8300 Series of routers replace ISRs that customers said were ill-equipped to run the Cisco SD-WAN. Cisco also introduced Catalyst 8500 aggregation routers.
October 20, 2020
Juniper Networks plans to 'enhance' its Contrail SD-WAN through the acquisition of 128 Technology. 128 has a more advanced SD-WAN that competes with Cisco and VMware products.
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Virtual LANs can help homeowners segment their network traffic for enhanced control and security. Network analyst John Fruehe takes you inside his home VLANs. Continue Reading
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When troubleshooting wireless network issues, several scenarios can emerge. But valuable end-user insights can help network administrators root out problems. Continue Reading
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When faced with disaster response, wireless network professionals can volunteer their Wi-Fi skills and advise friends and family about home network security. Continue Reading