A system of connecting PCs and other devices within the same physical proximity for sharing resources such as an Internet connections, printers, files and drives. When Wi-Fi is used to connect the devices, the system is known as a wireless LAN or WLAN. (See WAN, WLAN, WMAN, WPAN).
Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol-A proprietary Cisco protocol used for 802.1X authentication on wireless LANs (WLANs). (See 802.1X, EAP).