Advantages And Disadvantages Of Wireless Network

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Abstract:-Wireless networks are a general term to refer to various types of networks that communicate without the need of wire links. Wireless networks can be largely categorized into wireless ad-hoc networks and cellular networks structures. The need for security on any network is apparent. Wireless network/Internet access technology is being increasingly installed in both office and public environment. Wireless network provide many advantages but it also joined with new security threads and alters the organization’s overall information security risk profile when considering a network with a Wireless Access Point, or WAP”, available, new security. Because wireless is broadcast in nature, anyone within range of a wireless card can intercept the packets being sent out without interrupting the flow of data between wireless card and base station. We present a structure to help managers understand and assess the various threats associated with the use of wireless Network. We also discuss various solutions for countering the threats.
Keywords: Wireless Network, Data Flow control, Wireless Ad-hoc network, cellular Network, WAP
I. INTRODUCTION
A wireless network is open 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. Wireless networks are used to augment rather than replace wired networks and are most commonly used to provide last few stages of

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