Wireless Network: The Four Stages Of Wireless Communication

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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 General introduction:
A wireless network is a flexible data communications system, which uses wireless media such as radio frequency technology to transmit and receive data over the air, minimizing the need for wired connections (What is Wireless LAN, White Paper). Wireless networks are used to augment rather than replace wired networks and are most commonly used to provide last few stages of connectivity between a mobile user and a wired network.
Wireless networks use electromagnetic waves to communicate information from one point to another without relying on any physical connection. Radio waves are often referred to as radio carriers because they simply perform the function of delivering energy to a remote
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Wireless communication continues to enjoy exponential growth in the cellular telephony, wireless internet and wireless home networking arenas. With advent of Wireless LAN (WLAN) technology, computer networks could achieve connectivity with a useable amount of bandwidth without being networked via a wall socket. New generations of handheld devices allowed users access to stored data even when they travel. Users could set their laptops down anywhere and instantly be granted access to all networking resources. This was, and is, the vision of wireless networks, and what they are capable of delivering. Today, while wireless networks [1] have seen widespread adoption in the home user markets, widely reported and easily exploited holes in the standard security system have stunted wireless deployment rate in enterprise environments. Over time, it became apparent that some form of security was required to prevent outsiders from exploiting the connected resources. We believe that the current wireless access points present a larger security problem than the early lntemet connections. As more wireless technology is wireless technology, this will be a good stepping-stone for providing a good secure solution to any wireless…show more content…
Each of these elements is independent of the other two, so you must define all three Introduction to Wireless Networks 13 when you invent a new network. In terms of the OSI reference model, the radio signal operates at the physical layer, and the data format controls several of the higher layers. The network structure includes the wireless network interface adapters and base stations that send and receive the radio signals. In a wireless network, the network interface adapters in each computer and base station convert digital data to radio signals, which they transmit to other devices on the same network, and they receive and convert incoming radio signals from other network elements back to digital

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