TITLE

WI-FI's five pronged attack alters the wireless landscape

AUTHOR(S)
Frenzel, Louis E.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Electronic Design;7/20/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 16, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the developments of Wi-Fi, the technology of wireless local area networks based on the IEEE 802.11 specifications. Wi-Fi started in the 1990s and it continues to progress on numerous fronts. A history of the technology reveals that Wi-Fi attains a progression of speed increases and vendor-developed security measures. Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi mesh networking is one feature which enables any wireless node to talk to any other nearby adjacent node to exchange information. This makes the technology useful in small community wireless networks in towns that lack any kind of formal broadband service. Wi-Fi hotspots are now scattered all over the globe and the Voice Over Wi-Fi is rampant in the U.S. Furthermore, the technology is entrenched in the consumer space.
ACCESSION #
22123328

 

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