Surf the airwaves

Rae-Dupree, Janet
June 2002
U.S. News & World Report;6/24/2002, Vol. 132 Issue 22, p62
Discusses Wi-Fi or 802.11b technology, which is an inexpensive wireless networking standard that uses an unlicensed portion of the radio spectrum to beam wireless data over distances of 100 yards or so. Details of how to use so-called Hot spots, or Wi-Fi locations, with laptop computers; Web sites related to Wi-Fi; Cost of access; Security and the use of Wi-Fi freenets; Outlook for cell phones and hand-held computers to have 802.11b capability.


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