802.11n: Enterprise Deployment Considerations (2008)
Many enterprises are considering Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11n deployment because it has significant advantages over existing wireless technologies. However, these advantages present the enterprise network manager with important deployment considerations. This paper examines in detail various deployment considerations for 802.11n in the enterprise environment, including operational modes, frequency band selection, power management, the AP wired Ethernet port, use of WLAN controllers, and network management. Considerations on the use of 802.11n as an Ethernet replacement are addressed, and the role of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED as an important purchase criterion is outlined.