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hotspot
Last modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 

A specific geographic location in which an access point provides public wireless broadband network services to mobile visitors through a WLAN. Hotspots are often located in heavily populated places such as airports, train stations, libraries, marinas, conventions centers and hotels. Hotspots typically have a short range of access.

Also see hot spot.

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802.11 Hotspots 
A list of WLAN hotspots around the world.

M-Commerce Times 
News and features about wireless commerce and the mobile industry.

Wi-Fi Planet 
802.11 news, commentary and information.

Choosing a Hotspot & Roaming Partner
There are so many hotspot aggregators who have launched that choosing the right one for a first partner is pretty confusing. It helps to understand some basics first.

Deploying Public WLANs
Public WLAN deployment is much different than private networks. A 2002 article from Wi-Fi Planet.

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Fiberlink Extend360: HotSpot Finder - Provides network remote access manager with automatic detection of Wi-Fi and wired broadband, end-to-end encryption, and integration with VPNs.

GlobalSpec.com: Wireless Networking Devices - Provides database of suppliers for wireless networking devices. Includes catalogs, technical information, and supplier contact information.

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