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Description: Link to How Stuff Works with foundational information about wireless.  This basic understanding is critical for building on other related concepts. 

Source: Marshall Brain and Tracy V. Wilson, How Stuff Works


Discussion Questions:

1. In your own words, how does Wi-Fi work?

2. Wireless local area network (WLAN):

a. technology that offers Internet browsing from wireless devices

b. wireless version of Ethernet networking standard

c. Internet enabled cell phones that can support  mobile applications

d. GPS

3. Wireless technology based on IEEE 802.16-2004 standard, designed to provide Internet access across metro areas to fixed users:

a. WAP

b. PDA

c. WiMAX

d. MMS

4. Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS):

a. capable of simple animation, tiny pictures, and short melodies

b. smart phones

c. GPS

d. technology for sending short messages

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