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Encyclopedia > Wireless networking

Wireless networks are telephone or computer networks that use radio as their carrier or physical layer.

  • Wireless LAN - local area networks
  • Wireless PAN - personal area networks
  • GSM - Global standard for digital mobile communication, common in most countries except South Korea and Japan
  • PCS - Personal communication system - not a single standard, this covers both CDMA and GSM networks operating at 1900 MHz in North America
  • Mobitex - pager-based network in the USA and Canada, built by Ericsson, now used by PDAs such as the Palm VII and Research in Motion BlackBerry
  • GPRS - General Packet Radio Service, upgraded packet-based service within the GSM framework, gives higher data rates and always-on service
  • UMTS - Universal Mobile Telephone Service (3rd generation cell phone network), based on the W-CDMA radio access network
  • AX.25 - amateur packet radio
  • NMT - Nordic Mobile Telephony, analog system originally developed by PTTs in the Nordic countries
  • AMPS - America Mobile Phone System
  • D-AMPS - Digital AMPS, also known as TDMA


  • Wireless Networking Tutorial (http://www.wirelessnetworkstutorial.info/)

Some research institutes

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Some ideas

  • All about MESH-Technology (German language) (http://www.CityMesh.de)

See also

  Results from FactBites:
Wireless network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1670 words)
A wireless network is a telephone or computer network that uses radio for the carrier or physical layer.
The military found use for this wireless technology is configured the wireless signals to send data that was heavily encrypted making it difficult to be cracked which proved to be especially useful during World War II for the Army and Navy (History of Wireless).
Wireless networks in terms of internet connections, are typically slower than those that are directly connected through an Ethernet cable.
Wireless mesh network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (736 words)
In a traditional wireless network where laptops connect to a single access point, each laptop has to share a fixed pool of bandwidth.
However, one feature of wireless mesh networks is that an operator need only deploy a minimal base station infrastructure, and allow the users themselves to extend the network.
Since this wireless Internet infrastructure has the potential to be much cheaper than the traditional type, many wireless community network groups are already creating wireless mesh networks.
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