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Network Mobility - Chapter Summary
Today's technological world is full of different networks, each fulfilling a different purpose in our personal and professional lives. In this chapter you will delve into the topic of network mobility, learning about how different networks and devices can be used individually or collectively. Our instructors take special care to go over the major definitions, terms, and concepts within each lesson. They also try to use practical examples to explain these topics in ways that make sense in the real world. By taking the time to go through every lesson in this chapter, you will develop the skills necessary to do the following:
- Describe the full range of network types
- Identify the purposes of satellite, cellular, PDA, and GPS computing devices
- Compare CDMA and GSM
- Analyze the network type and speed of LTE
- Check out the kinds of medium-range wireless communication
- Define wide-area wireless communication
- Examine WEP and WPA encryption
1. Types of Networks: LAN, WAN, WLAN, MAN, SAN, PAN, EPN & VPN
There are so many different types of computer networks in existence, it can be hard to understand the differences between them, particularly the ones with very similar-sounding names. This lesson explains the structures and functions of some of the most popular computer networks.
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.
3. GSM & CDMA: Definition & Differences
Cell phones are a big part of most people's lives these days. But how is it that you can talk to another person? How are the billions of calls that happen everyday handled? In this lesson, we'll take a look at two cell phone communications technologies, GSM and CDMA, what they are, and how they differ.
4. What is LTE? - Definition, Speed & Network
LTE stands for 'Long-Term Evolution' and is currently the fastest available type of wireless network. In this lesson, we will learn more about how LTE works and how it is keeping up with wireless demands.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. WPA vs. WEP Encryption
Explore how to protect your router and keep unauthorized attackers from gaining access to your internet and Wi-Fi with encryption methods WEP and WPA.
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