Wireless Networking: Introduction, Benefits,
And Security Concerns.
5. Wireless Networking
-Benefits of wireless networking
1. Wireless networking:
Wireless LAN technology conforming to standard 802.11b
is being used increasingly as the main standard
for corporate internal wireless LAN networks. The bandwidth
of 802.11b is 11 Mbps and operates at 2.4 GHz Frequency.
The successor of this current 802.11b standard is 802.11a
and it is designed to operate at faster speed and at a different
frequency. Though 802.11a standard and the technology behind
it has become available, 802.11b is still widely used today.
Both 802.11b and 802.11a are compatible with each other
and many companies deploying dual 802.11b and 802.11a devices.
2. Benefits of wireless networking:
2.1 Useful in organizations such as hotels, hospitals,
and manufacturing units that have constraints for laying
2.2 Useful for small and medium companies that intend
to relocate their premises according to needs. There are
no cabling costs involved when relocating the Company premises
when wireless networking is used.
2.3 Wireless networks are also useful for notebook users
in an office environment. Having a wireless LAN in place
saves mobile users the hassle of plugging into a docking
station every time they want to access the network. Instead,
they can access the network from anywhere in the building.