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The Business Case for Enterprise-Class Wireless LANs by Christopher A. L. Vinckier, Oisin Mac Alasdair, H. David Castaneda

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Wireless LAN Technologies

Introduction to Wireless LAN Technologies

Networks have become a pervasive element of everyday life. Even though they can adopt different physical characteristics and carry diverse payloads, they all share a common set of fundamental attributes. The essence of a network is the fact that it connects or relates objects or devices.

The instantiation of this connection can adopt many forms. It can be intangible, as is the case in an organizational or relational network, or it can be tangible. Examples of tangible networks include a highway system, an electrical grid, and data communications networks. These types of networks are designed and ...

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