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Wireless Networks first-step by Jim Geier

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Glossary

1G cellular

The initial (first-generation) cellular phone system that used analog signaling. This system did not effectively support the transmission computer data.

2G cellular

The first cellular phone system (second-generation) that used digital signaling that supports data rates of under 20 kbps.

3G cellular

A modified (third-generation) version of 2G cellular that offers better support for data communications, such as higher data rates.

802.11

A standard published by the IEEE that defines the radio characteristics and operation of a medium-range radio frequency LAN. Specifies the use of CSMA as the primary method for sharing access to a common air medium.

802.15

A standard published by the IEEE that defines the radio characteristics and ...

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