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Newer page: version 6 Last edited on Sunday, October 31, 2004 1:34:25 am by AristotlePagaltzis
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-Describe [WirelessNetwork] here
+Most commonly provided by [802.11b], which uses the 2.4GHz microwave band, designated for low-power unlicensed use by the FCC in the USA in 1985 (Reserved because 2.4GHz is the resonant frequency of water, and that's how a microwave oven works -- 2.4GHz waves break bonds in water!).  
+There are two primary modes an [802.11b] wlan can operate in: AdHoc (or PeerToPeer) mode, or infrastructure mode. Infrastructure mode typically offers better security than AdHoc mode. 802.11b AdHoc networking requires 2 or more computers, each with a wireless interface of some sort - [PCMCIA], [PCI], [ISA] or [USB]. Infrastructure mode also requires a BaseStation, such as an AccessPoint.  
+Security is an often ignored issue with WirelessNetwork~s. See WirelessNetworkSecurityNotes.  
+You may also want to read about FresnelZone, a phenomenon which occurs with long range(?) wireless links.  
+[CRCnet ] is a project run by the WandGroup that is setting up WirelessNetwork~s between WaikatoUniversity and some remote schools. They gave a presentation to [WLUG] about WirelessNetwork~ing -- see [MeetingTopics.2003-06-23].  
+See WirelessNetworkingNotes for wiki users' comments about setting up WirelessNetwork~s .  
+Part of CategoryWireless