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Wireless Servers: From LANs to the Internet


By Karl Magsig

By Karl Magsig The wireless LAN enables people to move throughout corporate buildings or campuses, taking their computer and network connection with them. With wireless, there is no need to jockey for position near network drops or to lug around network cables for laptops.

The wireless LAN enables people to move throughout corporate buildings or campuses, taking their computer and network connection with them. With wireless, there is no need to jockey for position near network drops or to lug around network cables for laptops. Wireless also puts an end to worn-out or damaged network cables. (Anyone who has ever rolled over a network patch cable with an office chair will appreciate this.) Further, wireless LANs can eliminate the price of costly network cables and hubs for enterprises renovating an existing building or working on new construction. In the case of new construction, engineers are free from the constraints of providing sufficient wiring to accommodate today's movable office.

This article was originally published on Jan 29, 2001
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