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Wireless Networks first-step by Jim Geier

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Wireless Networks Defined

A wireless network enables people to communicate and access applications and information without wires. This provides freedom of movement and the ability to extend applications to different parts of a building, city, or nearly anywhere in the world. For example, people at home researching on the Internet can do so in a quiet area away from noisy children or in front of the television with the entire family nearby. Wireless networks allow people to interact with e-mail or browse the Internet from a location that they prefer.

Wireless networks have been around for many years. In fact, early forms of wireless communications include Native Americans waving buffalo skins over a fire to send smoke signals to others over great ...

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