The word wireless is dictionary defined as “having no wires”. In networking terminology, wireless is the term used to describe any computer network where there is no physical wired connection between sender and receiver, but rather the network is connected by radio waves and/or microwaves to maintain communications. Wireless networking utilizes specific equipment such as NICs, APs and routers in place of wires (copper or optical fiber) for connectivity.
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- wireless ASP
Abbreviated WASP a wireless ASP provides the same service of a regular ASP but to wireless clients. WASPs are typically used in enterprises to connect a mobile workforce to company data, including e-mail, Internet access, CRM, ERP and company financials.
- wireless bridge
In wireless networking it is the hardware component which is used to connect two or more network segments which are physically separated. See bridge.
- Wireless USB LAN Adapter
A high-speed wireless network card that is used to access a network through a USB port on a computer or laptop. Most wireless USB LAN adapters look like small USB flash drives and usually are based on the 802.11g standard which provides a data rate up to 54-Mbps in a wireless LAN environment. Some wireless […]
- wireless imaging
A term used to define the transfer of images from one device to another, without the use of cords (wirelessly). This may be as complex as capturing and recording video through wireless security camera systems or even sending images from one smartphone to another, or sending images from a digital camera to a printer. Wireless […]
- wireless mesh network
A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a mesh network implemented over a Wireless LAN (WLAN). In WMNs, communications between nodes and those between nodes and clients are over a radio link.