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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 18. Introduction to Wireless Networking

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Why Wireless Networks Have Proliferated 281

Access Points and Ad Hoc Networks 283

Physical Transmission Technologies 286

The IEEE 802.11 Wireless Standard 288

Sources of Interference for Wireless Networks 290

Although the installed base of networked computers today is mainly made up of technologies using copper wire and fiber-optic cable, the growing market for wireless technologies should not be underestimated. The popularity and rapid growth of the cellular telephone market, for both personal and business applications, attests to this fact. Just 10 years or so ago, cellular telephones were high-priced items used mainly by business executives. Today, ...

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