Posted by: Tony Bradley
Managing wired networks is pretty old school. It is a mature field of information technology with many capable and stable tools. Administrators have experience and the utilities available to proactively monitor network performance, simplify management, allow them to allocate network resources and more. Then along came wireless. Many organizations are still struggling with whether or not to implement wireless networks, never mind how. Many of those that have deployed wireless networks are still on the low end of the learning curve for managing them at all. But, as wireless networks evolve and become an accepted part of standard enterprise networks, administrators will increasingly be looking for tools & utilities that allow them to monitor and maintain the overall network- wired and wireless included. Computerworld.com has an article which explores this issue in some detail. Check out Want to manage your wired / wireless LANs together? Too bad to learn more.