Ch 2: Wireless & Mobile Network Types

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Wireless & Mobile Network Types - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you study wireless and mobile network types through expertly taught lessons on different types of communication networks and communication and wireless computing devices. Along with each lesson, we've also included a short quiz to help you gauge your knowledge. Help from one of our experts is available if you need it. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Outline wide-area wireless communication
  • Detail wi-fi and hotspots as medium-range wireless communications options
  • Give examples of short-range wireless communication tools
  • Discuss computer networks and distributed processing
  • Describe the characteristics of WLAN protocols
  • Explain the uses for antennas

8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Wireless & Mobile Network Types
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Communication Networks: Types & Examples

1. Communication Networks: Types & Examples

Do you ever wonder how different communication networks work? In this lesson, we will discuss four different types: wheel network, chain network, circle network, and all-channel network and how each can be used in different organizations.

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.

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

3. 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.

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.

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

5. 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.

Computer Networks and Distributed Processing: PAN, LAN, WAN, MAN

6. Computer Networks and Distributed Processing: PAN, LAN, WAN, MAN

Computer networks can vary in size from a handful of devices within a single room to millions of devices spread across the entire globe. Learn about the different types of networks.

WLAN Protocols: Types & Characteristics

7. 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.

What is an Antenna? - Definition & Uses

8. What is an Antenna? - Definition & Uses

Discover the different kinds of antennas and how they work, along with their specific applications and the science behind generating waves. Explore the difference between AM and FM waves.

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