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Simple connectivity management
Simple connectivity management
Access Connections software, a ThinkVantage™ Technology, saves your wireless and wired network settings and allows you to easily switch between your home, office and road environments. It helps increase productivity by switching your default printer, VPN and other software by location and provides real-time information on network connection status and wireless signal strength36
Wireless access point
Easy integration and network management
Enterprise customers can manage an end-to-end network across their wired and wireless environments using ThinkPad® notebooks and ThinkCentre™ desktops along with management software such as WebSphere® middleware, Lotus® groupware and Tivoli® management software.

Select ThinkPad notebooks notebooks support Cisco Compatible Extensions. You'll get a PC that's tested to run at the highest levels of performance in a secure, Cisco wireless environment. That includes wireless network password protection, dynamic encryption capabilities and enhanced client management features available to users connected to Cisco Aironet wireless networks.
Wireless network
Easy wireless network creation
Access points and gateways, available through Lenovo, help create an affordable wireless Local Area Network (LAN) to work seamlessly with compatible Wi-Fi-certified devices, including our systems and options.

Optional USB wireless LAN options, ThinkPad PC cards and PCI cards add Wi-Fi wireless capability for easy connection to existing wireless networks.

Wireless wide area network (WAN) cards for your ThinkPad notebook, available through Lenovo, give you flexibility to work where you want and access information quickly and securely35.

Select ThinkPad notebooks have integrated Bluetooth technology, or you can upgrade to Bluetooth capability with the optional Bluetooth PC Card II. Bluetooth technology provides short-range wireless connectivity (up to 30')31, allowing ThinkPad and desktop systems to connect to enabled cell phones, handheld PDAs and printers.
A world class team for your specific wireless needs
The IBM Global Services feature mobile and wireless services that take the worry out of implementing wireless solutions. They include:
  • Site survey
  • Pre-delivery preparation
  • Installation and roll-out
  • Network and cellular access
  • Training
  • Worldwide help desk available

IBM Global Services also offers more than 1,400 Cisco-certified professionals to help deploy a secure, large-scale wireless Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure based on Cisco technology.

IBM Network and Integration Services can help you design and implement a network to leverage your initial investments, avoid costly downtime, and save you time and money when you move to performance-enhancing technologies.

Third-party Wayport®solutions provide wireless LAN service in certain remote locations, such as airports and hotels.
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