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Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  A group of wireless access points and associated infrastructure within a limited geographic area, such as an office building or building campus, that is capable of radio communications. WLANs are usually implemented as extensions of existing wired LANs to provide enhanced user mobility.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-121 Rev. 1 [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-121 Rev. 2

  A group of wireless APs and associated infrastructure within a limited geographic area, such as an office building or building campus, that is capable of radio communications. WLANs are usually implemented as extensions of existing wired LANs to provide enhanced user mobility.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-48 Rev. 1