The term Wi-Fi is used for Wireless Fidelity This communication technology uses the 'Direct-sequence spread spectrum radio technology' and the 'Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing radio technology . it acts as a bridge between wireless devices that operate on different technologies.
. The essence of the Wi-Fi technology is that.
The spread spectrum radio technology that is used in Wi-Fi.
. used in Wi-Fi in the year 1996.11 network technology. was made available to the public in United States in the year 1985. by Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) in an unlicensed form Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) filed for the original patents of the 802.
after its conversion in radio waves is sent to the router by means of antenna. The wireless adapter of the computer and the wireless router play an important role in its working.HOW DOES IT WORK??
Radio waves are used for the working of Wi-Fi technology. This data. The adapter receives data from the computer in digital form.
The Wi-Fi technology operates on the platform of IEEE 802. The router decodes the signal and sends it to the Internet Wi-Fi uses high frequency waves of 2. Implemented by the IEEE LAN/MAN Standard Committee
.4 GHz or 5 GHz.11networking standards.
These are places that provide wireless internet access in a LAN mode.
. Brett Stewart proposed the use of 'Wireless LANs'. A single router is used to provide internet connection in a shared network.during a San Francisco conference held at the Moscone Center in August 1993.
In Europe and North America.
. Before using the Internet service in a hotspot. hotspots are generally found at coffee shops and other public places. The adapters detect the wireless internet network that is provided in the hotspots. The adapters are plugged into the PC card slots of the computer. one has to connect an adapter to his computer.
2. A Wi-Fi Antenna
1. Embeded Circuits
11 standards The Wi-Fi Alliance certifies products with the Wi-Fi logo.
.The Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wi-Fi Alliance promotes standards in order to improve the standard of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802.
. Pittsburgh International Airport became the first airport to offer free WiFi throughout its terminal.TYPES OF Wi-Fi
Airport Wi-Fi In September of 2003.
City wide Wi-Fi Sunnyvale.
. California became the first city in the United States to offer city wide free WiFi.
. Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University went live with the first-ever wi-fi network in 1994. Campus wide Wi-Fi The first wi-fi network in the world was actually a campus based network.
. such as outdoor areas and historical buildings. Spaces where cables cannot be run. can host wireless LANs.OPERATIONAL ADVANTAGES
Operational advantages Wi-Fi allows local area networks (LANs) to be deployed without wires for client devices. typically reducing the costs of network deployment and expansion.
. Wi-Fi has become widespread in corporate infrastructures. Wireless network adapters are now built into most laptops. making it an economical networking option included in even more devices. The price of chipsets for WiFi continues to drop.
can exceed that range by more than double. Range also varies with frequency band. The new IEEE 802.11n however. A typical wireless router using 802.11b or 802.
.11g with a stock antenna might have a range of 32 m (120 ft) indoors and 95 m (300 ft) outdoors.RANGE
Wi-Fi networks have limited range.
4 GHz frequency block has slightly better range than Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz frequency block. Wi-Fi in the 2. Outdoor range with improved (directional) antennas can be several kilometres or more with line-of-sight. such as FCC Part 15 in USA. the maximum amount of power that a Wi-Fi device can transmit is limited by local regulations.
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the network is considerly secure.
. the full IEEE 802.11i (WPA2) encryption standards were released.1X server or in pre-shared key mode with a strong and uncommon pass phrase .Network security
The main issue with wireless network security is its simplified access to the network compared to traditional wired networks such as ethernet. If used with a 802. In 2004.