The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) has published a series of "standards" documents to help manufacturers build wireless network adapters and related equipment that will interoperate. The most important standards documents in this series are named 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n. This type of networking has come to be known as "WiFi" or "Wireless Fidelity", and it is now very popular. Without doubt, wireless LANs and wireless Internet access are going to be important to our future!
We've added a whole new section at AskMisterWizard.com, beyond this "Network Fundamentals" section, to cover wireless networks. Click HERE to enter that new Wireless Networking section.
Did you know that most McDonald's restaurants in the USA offer high-speed Wireless (WiFi) Internet access? A free, low-resolution movie, entitled "McWireless: Wireless Internet Access at McDonald's", has been completed, and a high-resolution version can also be purchased from www.lulu.com/AskMisterWizard.
A free, low-resolution movie entitled "Adding a Wireless Access Point or Wireless Hub to a Wired Ethernet" has also been completed, and a high-resolution version can be purchased from our online store at www.lulu.com/AskMisterWizard.