What is WLAN (Wireless Land Area Network)?
WLAN Stands for Wireless Local Area Network. A WLAN, or wireless LAN, is a network that allows devices to connect and communicate wirelessly. It is a wireless distribution method for two or more devices that use high-frequency radio waves and often include an access point to the Internet. Unlike a traditional wired LAN, in which devices communicate over Ethernet cables, devices on a WLAN communicate via Wi-Fi.
A WLAN is sometimes called a local area wireless network (LAWN). It has been a way of providing a wireless high speed connection between data devices or a data device and an access point over a short range.
With WLAN, devices can connect wirelessly, eliminating the need for cables. This allows homes and businesses to create local networks without wiring the building with Ethernet. It also provides a way for small devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to connect to the network.
Wireless networks are more susceptible to interference from other signals or physical barriers, such as concrete walls.
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