Wireless LANs - Standards and security

Wednesday, 8 May 2002, 11:32 AM EST

If you listen closely, you can almost hear the sound of wireless LAN radio frequencies zipping network traffic through the air. Well, of course you can't literally hear RF waves, but wireless LANs (WLANs) are certainly being planted in IT networks from east to west.

This article describes recent standards affecting WLAN technologies, the standard components of a typical WLAN solution and the issue of security on a WLAN.

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