Wireless Networks-WLAN's

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The preceding section has discussed about the methodology of the research and has also provided an introduction to the topic of the dissertation. In the current section, the concept of wireless networking and the various trends associated with it shall be discussed in close detail.


The concept of wireless networking is a relatively new domain and has not been utilized to the fullest even today.

However, as is common with any new technologies, wireless networking comes with its own inherent set of advantages and disadvantages. These advantages and disadvantages shall be discussed elaborately in the coming subsections of this chapter. Due to some additional advantages over conventional wired networking, the use of wireless based solutions is increasing with each passing day, both in the corporate world as well as for domestic purposes. In true synchronism, the increasing use of wireless networking has also be been augmented by the decreasing prices of the supporting devices of wireless devices. At the moment, almost all devices that provide networking solutions follow the 802.11 standards, which is popularly referred to as Wi-Fi technology. The equipment required to build a wireless networking solution is pretty straight forward and consists of the usual network interface cards and routers apart from the set up of access points at requisite places (Russell Shaw, 2001).

the relatively new generation of wireless networking has no doubt got a lot to offer and this evident from the fact that a large part of the networking world today relies on wireless technologies. ...
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