Operation of the wireless devices consists of the following parts i.e. wireless routers, different types of access points and of course the important part wireless networking adapters. These wireless networking adapters are the main components of the wireless networking. All the working of the wireless adapters depends on the wireless LAN clients. Basically wireless LAN clients are the software or the programs that are used to control the working of the wireless networking adapters. There are different types of networking adapters and are designed by keeping in view the infrastructure of the wireless LAN device.
Important Wireless LAN Clients:
There are different clients of wireless LAN that are mostly used to control the activity of networking adapters. These wirelesses LAN clients are compared pr differ on the basis of their technical supports to the protocol and many other possibilities that are used to compare them. Some clients are specific and they can control only the activity of the particular adapter or the networking hardware. But some important and common wireless LAN clients that are used at the large scale World wide are as follows
- Intel PRO Set Wireless
- Cisco Secure Services clients
- Cisco Aironet
- Dell Wireless LAN Utility
- Think Vantage Access connection
Intel PRO Set Wireless:
A type of wireless LAN client that is developed or created by Intel in that time when we need some kind of software to control the activity of the wireless adapters. Basically it was designed to do the FAST or the LEAP authenticated tasks and its cost is totally freeware for the users. It also provides some security features in it such as Wireless Encryption Privacy (WEP) or WPA etc. It is not applicable on the specific operating system but we can use the Intel PRO Set wireless on every type of operating systems. The only limitation for the users of the Intel PRO Set wireless is that they should have the Intel wireless module to use such client.
Cisco Secure Services Clients:
The second type of wireless LAN client that is required to control the adapters is the Cisco secure services clients. It was developed by Cisco and released it publicly in the year of 2008. It really introduced the authenticated services such as PEAP, GTC etc. It can provide the wireless encryption privacy to the data. They introduce the trial version of the software for the users but its limitations are that it is only the trail version and it is only suitable for the wired customers only.
It is the software developed by the Cisco for the same purpose of wireless LAN client. It was developed to maintain the activity of the wireless networking adapters. It is supports the activities such as LEAP, WEP or WPA etc. The cost suggested by the company for the software or their users is totally free and it supports al the operating systems and enhance the activities or wireless.
Dell Wireless LAN Utility:
A type of wireless LAN client that is developed or created by the Dell Company for their users is the wireless LAN utility. It has some type of comparable properties with the other brands such as it has the same properties as other clients have but the difference between this and the above client is that it can only supports those products that are related to Cisco Aironet.
Think Vantage Access Connection:
Another important client used for the wireless LAN networking is Think Vantage Access; it was developed by Lenovo in 2006. It deals with the authenticated services of TLS or EAP and also WEP. It is free of cost and only reliable for the Intel wireless modules such as PRO Set. It is the only comparable property of the software with others.