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    • 802.11a

      802.11a

      802.11a is one of the many standards used for high speed wireless networks, usually referred to as Wifi. This standard was created by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in 1999 and uses several different frequencies including 5.15-5.35/5.47-5.725/5.725-5.875 GHz to send and receive data from one electronic or computer device to another. There

    • CCMP (Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol)

      CCMP (Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol)

      CCMP (Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol) is the preferred encryption protocol in the 802.11i standard. CCMP Cryptography CCMP is based upon the CCM mode of the AES encryption algorithm. CCMP utilizes 128-bit keys, with a 48-bit initialization vector (IV) for replay detection. The Components of CCMP The Counter Mode (CM)

    • SSID (Service Set IDentifier)

      SSID (Service Set IDentifier)

      The SSID (Service Set IDentifier) is a name that identifies a specific 802.11 wireless network. The name is set by the network administrator who configures the router. Some vendors refer to the SSID simply as the “network name.” The SSID is the name of the wireless network and should not be confused with the host

    • Wi-Fi (802.11)

      Wi-Fi (802.11)

      WiFi 802.11 describes a number of radio frequencies that can be used for wireless Internet access. WiFi 802.11 is specifically designed and maintained for the use of wireless Internet and can be found in most residences and commercial buildings in the United States and abroad. WiFi 802.11, which is also known as IEEE 802.11, consists

    • How to Setup a Wireless Network

      How to Setup a Wireless Network

      For those who have been contemplating setting up a wireless network in their home, there are many reasons to consider how a wireless network will benefit you. One reason that many people decide to set up a wireless network is to share a internet connection. By setting up a wireless network, several family members can

    • What is Multicast Wireless?

      What is Multicast Wireless?

      Multicast is the transfer of messages to multiple destinations simultaneously, using fewer networks. The information is delivered to each of the links only once, and copies are created when the links to the destinations split, thus creating an optimal distribution path. Multicasting reduces unnecessary packet duplication. A wireless network utilizes radio communication, unlike wired networks,

    • What is a Smart Antenna?

      What is a Smart Antenna?

      A smart antenna is one that transmits or receives multiple radio frequencies at once. Smart antennas increase data transfer rates and reduce errors by handling several copies of the same information. Conventional antenna systems consist of one antenna that serves as a transmitter and one that serves as a receiver. This is starting to change,

    • How to Connect a Wireless Router

      How to Connect a Wireless Router

      Wireless routers are network devices that combine the functionalities of a router and a wireless access point. Wireless routers can be connected to broadband modems to provide wireless access to the Internet to two or more computers or laptops within a home environment. They enable greater mobility for laptops and other portable computers. They can

    • How to Make Wireless Internet Faster

      How to Make Wireless Internet Faster

      Wireless Internet has numerous advantages, but there are also certain limitations. For example, ¬†your computer has to be within the range of wireless broadcasters like routers and WiFi hotspots. Sometimes your computer may be in the range of one of these broadcasters, known as “wireless access points”, but it may not be getting much of

    • 802.11b

      802.11b

      802.11b is the standard that is popularly used for high speed wireless networks. The standard is set by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and uses a 2.4 gigahertz radio frequency. There are several standards that are in use today for wireless communication from one computer device to another; however 802.11b is cost effective,

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