Wireless Networking

Cisco Wireless Enterprise-Class Wireless LAN for Anywhere Network Access

Cisco Systems® now offers several new wireless LAN (WLAN) products that expand and accelerate the delivery of important WLAN features and capabilities for the Cisco® Integrated Wireless Network. These new products, based on the recently acquired Airespace product portfolio, include the Cisco Aironet 1000 Series Lightweight Access Points, the Cisco 2000 Series, 4100 Series, and 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controllers, the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) and the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance. These new Cisco Systems and Airespace co-branded products deliver the control, scalability, and reliability that organizations need to build secure, enterprise-scale wireless networks—from branch offices to main campuses.

The Cisco Integrated Wireless Network is an evolution of the Cisco Structured Wireless-Aware Network (SWAN) available from Cisco since 2003. The Cisco Integrated Wireless Network includes two secure, enterprise-class WLAN solutions: the Cisco Distributed WLAN Solution and the Cisco Centralized WLAN Solution. These new products are available as components of the Cisco Centralized WLAN Solution.

The Cisco Integrated Wireless Network cost-effectively addresses the WLAN security, deployment, management, and control issues facing enterprises. This framework integrates and extends wired and wireless networks to deliver scalable, manageable and secure WLANs with the lowest total cost of ownership. The Cisco Integrated Wireless Network provides the same level of security, scalability, reliability, ease of deployment, and management for wireless LANs that organizations expect from their wired LANs.

Cisco offers the most innovative and comprehensive suite of WLAN solutions in the industry, addressing a wide variety of customer deployment scenarios and requirements. Customers can confidently deploy Cisco wireless products knowing that their Cisco WLAN investment is protected. Cisco has designed a smooth migration plan for all Cisco wireless products that includes a variety of deployment options, software enhancements, scalability features, security capabilities, hardware advances, and wired + wireless integration enhancements. Cisco will continue to lead the industry in the integration of wired and wireless networking with best-in-class secure WLAN solutions.

Linksys Compact Wireless Broadband Router

The Linksys Compact Wireless Broadband Router is really three devices in one small box. First, there’s the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect both screaming fast Wireless-G (802.11g at 54Mbps) and Wireless-B (802.11b at 11Mbps) devices to the network. There’s also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Connect four PCs directly, or attach more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection