Chapter 3. HOW WI-FI WORKS

HOW WI-FI WORKS

Wireless Ethernet, better known as Wi-Fi, uses spread-spectrum radio signaling to distribute computer data through local area networks. This chapter describes the technical details of Wi-Fi networking, including the differences among the Wi-Fi standards and the structure of a network. It also includes basic information about Wi-Fi access points (also called base stations) and network interface adapters.

Wi-Fi Network Controls

Wi-Fi specifications control the way data moves through the physical layer (the radio link), and it defines a media access control (MAC) layer that handles the interface between the physical layer and ...

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