Wireless technologies are rapidly advancing in enterprise networks, and Cisco is a major player in this area because of their own internal developments and series of strategic acquisitions.
Network designers should understand basic wireless LAN concepts to prepare for possible network upgrades, even if the network is not initially designed to integrate wireless technologies.
Wireless networks can include a wide variety of technologies, including the following:
- Mobile wireless that allows data to be sent via mobile phones:
- GSM – low data rates (9600 bps)
- GPRS – up to 128 kbps
- 3G/UMTS – several Mbps . . .
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