Published: 04 April 2008
Analyst(s): Paul DeBeasi
Improvements in throughput (802.11n), security (WPA2), and quality of service (WMM) have enabled network managers to evolve wireless local area network (WLAN) deployments from pilot trials to production networking. But questions abound. Should enterprises deploy 802.11n now? What spectrum should enterprises use? When should wireless be used instead of wired Ethernet? In this Reference Architecture technical position, Burton Group Senior Analyst Paul DeBeasi answers these and other questions.
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