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Ch 9: Wireless Networking

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Get the knowledge boost you need to excel on a test, assignment or project that covers wireless networking by exploring this chapter's engaging lessons. Short quizzes and a chapter exam are available to confirm your understanding.

Wireless Networking - Chapter Summary

This entertaining chapter offers the comprehensive overview you need to gain a quality understanding of wireless networking. Bite-sized lessons closely examine wireless transmission characteristics, WLAN protocols and related concepts. This chapter's self-paced format lets you choose which lessons to view and visit as often as you'd like. Paired with each lesson is a multiple-choice quiz you can use to test your understanding of concepts covered. Study this chapter at your own pace to strengthen your knowledge of wireless networking. When you're finished, you will be able to:

  • List and describe components of wireless transmission
  • Identify and discuss different communication and wireless computing devices
  • Explain the uses and types of short-range wireless communication
  • Provide a description of medium-range wireless communication and its uses
  • Describe microwave, satellite, 3G and other forms of wide-area wireless communication
  • Define an access point and discuss the particularities of routing in wireless networks
  • Discuss types and characteristics of WLAN protocols

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Wireless Networking
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Wireless Transmission Characteristics: Components & Examples

1. Wireless Transmission Characteristics: Components & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the concepts of wireless transmission and its components. You will study the basics of antennas, frequency ranges, signal types and signal strength.

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.

Routing in Wireless Networks: Access Point & Process

6. Routing in Wireless Networks: Access Point & Process

This lesson introduces an important wireless area networking concept called Wireless Access Points that connect multiple devices to a network using wireless technology. The lesson covers routing in wireless networks with Wireless Access Points, types of set-ups and the applications of Wireless Access Points.

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.

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