Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)    (Return to home page)

A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. WLANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments, and in public areas such as airports, coffee shops and schools and universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently. increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.

Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. wireless adaptor cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adaptor cards.

                              

There are many benefits of WLAN technology.