WLAN - Born to be Free

WLAN saw the light of day in 1999 as 802.11b standard. Nowadays it experiences rising popularity. Wireless networks that allow mobile access to the internet meanwhile almost became cult.

WLAN is one of the most seminal technologies and currently one of the hottest topics on the IT-market. Companies as well as private individuals discover the potential of wireless data transmission. There is hardly any internet portal or professional journal that does not regularly report on this mobile dream come true.

The "access point" is the core of those wireless networks. It establishes the connection to the internet and acts as transmitter. The coverage adds up to 100 meters in buildings. Outdoors the delights of mobile surfing reach as far as up to 500 meters. In order to gain access to the wireless information world in this circumference, also called "Hot Spot", just a lap-top and a WLAN-card are needed.

Just recently the IEEE-standardization-board gave its official blessing to the WLAN-standard 802.11g. Since then, a transmission rate of 54 MBit/s is possible in networks in the 2.4 GHz area. Actually, this speed has already been realizable with the 802.11a standard that works in 5 GHz area. The new 802.11g standard, on the contrary, is backward compatible. Thus, also older machines can still connect to the network using the 802.11b standard.

Parallel to the increasing demand, WLAN-hot-spots spring up like mushrooms. A whole lot of airports, hotels and public places are already networked wirelessly. The number of available hot spots increases rapidly. The success story of WLAN has even reached the world's highest mountain: A base camp on Mount Everest is networked via WLAN since summer 2003. Enthusiastic mountaineers have from then on been able to forward their impressions to the rest of the world from this supposably highest located "hot spot" on Earth.

Our Contribution

avalaris is your ideal partner if you want to become free and mobile with WLAN. Apart from common planning, creation and installation of an access point, avalaris offers various additional services around WLAN.

  • installation of WLAN-nets in ad-hoc-mode
  • conceptual design, implementation and service of WLAN-networks in infrastructure mode
  • technical consulting concerning the different WLAN-standards (IEEE 802.11 and others)
  • consulting concerning the security of WLAN-solutions, especially with regard to authentication and data security
  • Do also consider our VoIP and VPN/security solutions, which can accordingly be employed in WLAN.

WLAN technology frees you from cable tangle and location dependency; avalaris frees you from your technical worries and security concerns.

Wireless LAN - Infosheet [PDF]

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