It242 Week 8 Wifi Signals

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Wireless Signals

University of Phoenix

There are many types of wireless connections that can be offered in today's world, wireless technology is and always will be a vast growing field in which it just gets better over the years. Some of the types of wireless technology that can be offered are wireless local area networks (WLAN). This type of wireless is setup in a single building; it offers high speed connections to the network as well as the internet. A WAN is one of the more commonly used setups so that some of the employees can connect to it (provided they have authorization). Another type of wireless connection is the wide wireless area network (WWAN) which somewhat similar to the WLAN only it uses a different signal, the WWAN uses a telecommunication, or cell phone tower to connect. One of the best things that this can offer someone is the flexibility to be online anywhere in the world, you could use your cell phone to tether to connect and it uses your phones signal as the modem. Infrared is another type of connection in which one does not need any sort of cable to connect, and in my opinion I feel that this type of technology is less used over any other type of wireless signal.

Infrared technology is a type of microwave signal in which one can communicate with other devices remotely. One of the most common uses for this would be a television remote; by pressing the keypad you can easily change the channel without having to move an inch. I can also remember when I was younger my GameBoy offered a type of infrared feature that allowed my friends and I to connect and play against each other or trade items via in game. Bluetooth is quite like this as well, it is a short range connection that allows users to send data. Bluetooth is most commonly used in today's world by offering users a way to connect to their phones so that they do not have to hold their phone to talk, making it less likely that a person talking on the phone while driving will be...