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Definition of the noun wlan

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  1. a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet; uses ethernet protocol

Other definitions of wlan

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  1. Wireless Local Area Network


WLAN a.k.a. Wi-Fi, also spelled Wifi or WiFi, is a local area wireless technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet using 2.4 GHz UHF and 5 GHz SHF radio waves. The name is a trademark name, and is a play on the audiophile term Hi-Fi. The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi as any "wireless local area network products that are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' 802.11 standards". However, since most modern WLANs are based on these standards, the term "Wi-Fi" is used in general English as a synonym for "WLAN".


WLAN is a radio station licensed to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed to Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc. It airs a classic hits music format.

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WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) A WLAN is a LAN that uses high-frequency radio waves for wireless communication among the equipment of the wireless network. It has limited range and usually operates in local environments such as ...

Google previewRadio Network Planning and Optimisation for UMTS (2006)

by Jaana Laiho, Achim Wacker, Tomáš Novosad

WLAN is a short-range, high bit rate and easy-to-use radio access technology. It is, as the name says, a wireless LAN, and is used to replace wired LAN when freedom from wires is desired. Practically, a synonym to WLAN is the standard IEEE ...

Google previewHandbook of Information Security, Key Concepts, Infrastructure, Standards, and Protocols (2006)

by Hossein Bidgoli

WLAN is an extension to or an alternative for a wired local area network (LAN).

An important feature of the WLAN is that it can be used independent of a wired network. That is, it can be used as a ...

Google previewGuide to Wireless Communications (2013)

by Jorge Olenewa

A WLAN is an extension of a wired LAN, connecting to it through a device called a wireless access point (also AP or Wireless AP). The AP relays data signals among all the devices on the wired net— work, including file servers, printers, and ...

Google previewWireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (2006)

First International Conference, WASA 2006, Xi'an, China, August 15-17, 2006, Proceedings by Xiuzhen Cheng, Wei Li, Taieb Znati

Among them, WLAN is the most convenient one due to its high bandwidth and smooth integration with versatile application software. WLAN is basically a contention-based scheme, which is used in several data communication networks, ...

Google previewCompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Practice Questions Exam Cram (2012)

by David L. Prowse

WLAN is the wireless LAN that is created when you implement a wireless access point or create an ad-hoc network of devices. 3. Answer: C. Typing %temp% in the Run prompt will display a folder with the current user's temporary files.

Google previewComputer Organization, Design, and Architecture, Fourth Edition (2007)

by Sajjan G. Shiva

Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). WLAN is a wireless LAN connecting two or more computers without using wires, which gives users the mobility ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition (2009)

by Rogers, Patricia L.

Unfortunately, motivating students to learn wireless local area network (WLAN) design is often difficult because students find the subject rather technical, and dry when presented. To overcome this problem, we have developed a Web-based ...

Google previewInformation Technology Encyclopedia and Acronyms (2002)

by Ejub Kajan

WIT WLAN WIT - W3 Interactive Talk. A form-based discussion system that allows discussion on W3 technical matters to be stored in a more structured fashion. WlTS - Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems. An international ...

Google previewThe Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1999)

Volume 18 - Wireless Multiple Access Adaptive Communications Technique to Zworykin: Vladimir Kosma by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent

to be connected to a WLAN, so the existing software has to work in both networks. Using an appropriate interface, the compatibility between both types of networks ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (2008)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Technically, two key elements are identified in the Arabianrantaproject: the WLAN and the “Helsinki Virtual Village” portal project. The project Web site states : “The fastest and most modern aerial network in Finland is located in Arabianranta.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

personal area networks such as Bluetooth, WLAN, RFID, or ultrawideband. Even radio or television signals can be used for indoor positioning.

Google previewComputer Jargon Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Eddie Martin

SSL; Telecommunication; Telecoms; The Net; WAP; Wap Internet Service Provider; Warchalking; Wi-Fi; Wireless Fidelity; Wireless Internet Service Provider ; Wireless Local Area Network; WISP; WLAN; Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) .

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 2 (G - O) (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

WLAN devices have become commonplace among workers in the health care industry. One area where WLANs are beginning to have a great impact is in education.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems (2008)

by Wickramasinghe, Nilmini

For information exchange between remote/rural fixed and portable establishments, wireless local area network (WLAN), GPRS, or satellite connection could be used. The unique blend of communication technologies for each category of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Information Technology (2007)

by Atlantic

WLAN - Wireless local area network A traditional local area network extended with a wireless interface to service small low-powered portable terminals capable of wireless access. The WLANs are further connected to a more extensive fixed ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set (2017)

People, the Earth, Environment and Technology by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston

fingerprinting with wireless local area network ( WLAN) is an interesting alternative for indoor positioning because WLAN access points ...

Google previewHIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, Third Edition (2013)


See LAN, MAN, WLAN. WAP Wireless application protocol.

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Scrabble value of W4L1A1N1

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