1.8. Identifying Wireless Service Performance Factors

Since wireless services are continuing to grow in popularity, we are beginning to see wireless devices used in many different types of environments. While most wireless protocols work properly in the "perfect environment," most of them also become challenged in the real world. In this section, we discuss the real-world factors that affect wireless communications.

1.8.1. Critical Information

You should know the factors that might affect the range and speed of wireless device that you use. In this section, we discuss the most common of these factors.

1.8.1.1. Radio Interference

To understand how radio interference can be a problem in a wireless network, you have to consider the access method ...

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