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Wireless Networks first-step by Jim Geier

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Flow of Information Through a Wireless Network

Certainly the reason for having a wireless network is to support the flow of information from one point to another without wires. As information flows through the network, the information changes form to efficiently traverse the network. Specific functions related to the transfer of information, such as medium access and error control, are common across the various types of wireless networks.

End Points of Information Flow

The flow of information often begins and ends with users. A business person might send an e-mail message from an airport, a doctor might review a patient's medical record from a wireless PDA, or a warehouse clerk might enter the number of items in a bin as part of inventory management. ...

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