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ndoubtedly, Wireless networks are changing the way people connect to each other and that very fast. This kind of networks has become popular since the first days of introduction and use. I believe that this was our primary reason, why we as a team have chosen this topic as our Research Project. Through him (RP), we think to cover some important details and necessary things which have to know everyone who thinks to use this kind of network.
he Project includes an introduction part and overview; skip through general types of wirelessnetworks and their applications to wireless standards, to later on continue with wireless softwareand also with the wireless security. Our idea was to cover also the impact of this new technology in the modern world and changes made. With the paper, comes everything which fulfils normal Research Project standards. We suppose that time spent on reading it, wont be a wasted time.
Any sufficiently advanced technology isindistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clark
If you want to make a call from your mobile, if you want to check your email from your PDA, if you want to receive a message in your pager, if you want to make data portable and if you don’twant to have cable problems than all you need is WIRELESS NETWORK.
How it started?
Wireless Network started as a research project of the University of Hawaii. It has beensurprisingly around for a little over 30 years.In Hawaii Islands, people there needed a wireless network to connect universities in 4 Islands.The result of the researchers was Alohanet which was predecessor of nowadays WLAN. Eventhat Alohanet it was a mess of networks it still reached the goal and achieved data transmission1-2Mbps which was very impressive for that time.Over the last couple of years Wireless Network has begun to see various incrementalenhancements and adaptations to the protocol as it grows to meet industry’s needs
.Wireless technologies are increasingly becoming popular in our everyday lives. Governmentagencies, public places, businesses are using it more and more in their environment.Devices commonly used for wireless networking include portable computers, desktopcomputers, hand-held computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), cellular phones, pen-basedcomputers, and pagers.You may also ask why
networks? Because in the simplest sensewired networks are for communication between fixed locations and wireless is for communicationbetween devices, so this means that we are not anymore dependable on the location.Also the air is free so why don’t we use it…So, as we said the basic idea behind the wireless network is network connections withoutwires.Less wiring means greater flexibility, portability, increased efficiency, and reduced wiring costs.Wireless technologies cover a broad range of differing capabilities oriented toward different usesand needs. They range from global voice and data networks, which allow users to establishwireless connections across long distances, to infrared light and radio frequency technologiesthat are optimized for short-range wireless connections.
Introduction to 802.11 Wireless Networks standard
; CyberScience laboratory; May 2003