Ch 6: Components of Wireless Networking

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This engaging chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the components of wireless networking. Review entertaining lessons and take short quizzes to quickly boost your knowledge as you study for a test or work on an assignment or project.

Components of Wireless Networking - Chapter Summary

Gain a quality understanding of the components of wireless networking using the bite-sized lessons in this chapter. Each lesson covers a different topic, enabling you to easily comprehend WLAN protocols, wide-area wireless communication and more. Accompanying the lessons are multiple-choice quizzes you can take to find out how well you understand key concepts. Our broader exam makes it easy to confirm your knowledge of the entire chapter. Enjoy 24/7 mobile access to these and other study tools along with the ability to track your progress via the Dashboard. After completing this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Discuss the applications of and differences between wireless network modes
  • Differentiate between communication and wireless computing devices
  • Define and describe short-range and medium-range wireless communication
  • Compare and contrast different types of wide-area wireless communication
  • List types and characteristics of WLAN protocols

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Components of Wireless Networking
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Wireless Network Modes: Applications & Differences

1. Wireless Network Modes: Applications & Differences

Wired connectivity isn't the only way to go, as new connections often do without. In this lesson, we'll take a look at wireless networks, their uses, and some differences.

Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite

2. Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite

A large number of different devices use wireless communications networks. Learn about the different types of devices and which communication signals they use.

Short-Range Wireless Communication: Bluetooth, ZigBee & Infrared Transmission

3. Short-Range Wireless Communication: Bluetooth, ZigBee & Infrared Transmission

Short-range wireless communication uses signals that travel from a few centimeters to several meters. Learn about some of the most widely used types of short-range wireless technologies.

Medium-Range Wireless Communication: Wi-Fi & Hotspots

4. Medium-Range Wireless Communication: Wi-Fi & Hotspots

WiFi is the most widely used medium-range wireless communication technology. Learn how WiFi standards and access points are used to create hotspots for Internet access.

Wide-Area Wireless Communication: Microwave, Satellite, 3G, 4G & WiMAX

5. Wide-Area Wireless Communication: Microwave, Satellite, 3G, 4G & WiMAX

Wide-area wireless communication travels large distances, from several kilometers to thousands of kilometers. Learn how much of the world's communication uses microwaves in cellular networks, WiMAX and satellite communications.

WLAN Protocols: Types & Characteristics

6. WLAN Protocols: Types & Characteristics

In this lesson we will examine the different types of WLAN protocols. We will see how each protocol evolved in development over time from the first created standard. We will also understand their different characteristics and highlight their pros and cons.

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