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NetFlash: Wireless LAN switches could drive 802.11 rollouts

May 19, 20032 mins

A “wireless LAN switch” isn’t really a “switch” in the wired sense of the word. But it’s not an access point – and for now the name is sticking, and the technology is gaining momentum through several start-ups. Certainly, they’re worth a look, and that’s why you should read our Technology Insider this week. In addition to dissecting the wireless LAN switch concept, Network World helps you sort out the ROI of wireless LANs.

Wireless LAN switches could drive 802.11 rollouts

The ROI of wireless LANs

Vortex Report

As Network World Executive Editor Bob Brown files his exclusive Weblog from the annual Vortex show, we find that Intel CEO Craig Barrett opposes raping customers, Juniper CEO Scott Kriens thinks that black suits his mood just fine, and Verizon President Larry Babbio says MCI should be put out of his misery.

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Legislation refocuses corporate reporting systems

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