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Wireless Networks first-step by Jim Geier

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Wireless Network System Components

A wireless network consists of several components that support communications using radio or light waves propagating through an air medium. Some of these elements overlap with those of wired networks, but special consideration is necessary for all of these components when deploying a wireless network. Figure 2-1 illustrates these primary components.

Figure 2-1. Wireless Networks Include Computer Devices, Base Stations, and a Wireless Infrastructure

Users

A user can be anything that directly utilizes the wireless network. One of the most common types of user is a person. For example, a business traveler accessing ...

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