- Abbreviation of wireless local-area network. A LAN whose nodes communicate via radio frequency waves, such as microwaves, or infrared waves. Useful, for instance, in settings where multiple nodes, such as computers, are constantly in motion. Its own abbreviation is WLAN. Also called local-area wireless network.
- synonymwireless local-area network
- noun a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to connect with computers within its range without the need for cables.