Written by jj
Monday, November 4th, 2013
This article by Jennifer Minella originally appeared in Network Computing.
Wireless networking presents a unique set of challenges that have to be overcome to get information from point A to point B. Most of the quirkiness of wireless technologies has to do with the controls put in place to allow it to operate over the physical medium of the air. From collision avoidance to time slicing and even data rates, the functions and characteristics of wireless success (and failure) can most often be traced to the challenges of communicating over the air.
This series starts with an overview of wireless’s most often-overlooked but fundamental elements: the properties of RF and waves. (more…)