Organizations are becoming more and more dependent on wireless technology to connect remote and mobile workers to the company network. Wireless network engineers design, implement, and optimize a company’s wireless LAN and other wireless technologies.
Wireless network engineering is on the cutting edge of data communications technology. According to a 2009 Cisco survey, 65 percent of IT managers expected to add dedicated wireless networking job roles in coming years.
A bachelor-level computer engineering or computer science degree is the baseline qualification for a career as a wireless network engineer. Many engineers reach this advanced role by continuing on to a MS in computer engineering or an MBA in information systems. Certifications such as the Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE) or Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) also play an important role in keeping wireless network engineers up to date in the latest WLAN and remote networking technology.
- wireless network interface controller
Abbreviated as WNIC, a wireless network interface card is a network card which is used to connect radio-based computer networks. WNICs uses an antenna to communicate through microwaves and is typically connected using the computer’s PCI bus or USB port. Similar to a Network Interface Card (NIC), the WNIC also works on Layer 1 and […]
- wireless number portability
In mobile phones, number portability is the capability to change a mobile phone carrier without changing a mobile directory number (MDN) in a communication environment where the phone service providers use different intelligent network protocols.
- wireless personal area network
A wireless personal area network (WPAN) is a personal, short distance area wireless network for interconnecting devices centered around an individual person’s workspace. WPANs address wireless networking and mobile computing devices such as PCs, PDAs, peripherals, cell phones, pagers and consumer electronics. WPANs are also called short wireless distance networks.
- wireless repeater
Also called an expander, a wireless repeater is a device used to increase the effective coverage of your wireless network. Differing from traditional access points, the newer generation of Wireless-G wireless repeaters do not need to be directly connected to your network via cables. Instead the device simply needs to be within range of your […]
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