Q: What is a Wireless LAN (WLAN)? Q: What are the benefits of using a WLAN instead of a wired network connection? Q: Are Intel WLAN products interoperable with other product brands? Q: What is Wi-Fi*? Q: What is IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a? Q: What is the transmission range of WLAN products? Q: What data rates are available with a WLAN network connection? Q: What is an Access Point? Q: When do I need an Access Point? Q: How many simultaneous users can a single access point support? Q: How many users can a WLAN system support? Q: What is a Wireless Gateway? Q: What is the wireless SSID? Q: Why do 802.11b and 802.11g products operate on the 2.4 GHz Frequency range? Q: Why do 802.11a products operate in the 5 GHz Frequency range? Q: What can be done to secure a WLAN? Q: What is WEP? Q: What is WPA? Q: What is 802.1x? Q: What are Power Save Polling and Constant Awake Mode? Q: Is WLAN technology only for notebook computers? Q: Will WLANs receive interference from other wireless devices? From other WLANs? Q: Are all WLAN products (802.11, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a) interoperable? Q: Is a WLAN suitable for home use? Q: What is Authentication and Association? Q: What is a Client Workstation? Q: What is Ethernet? Q: What is a MAC Address? Q: What is a Wireless Ethernet Adapter? Q: Why is a site survey necessary? Info: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g comparison chart. Q: What is a Wireless LAN (WLAN)? A: A WLAN is a type of Local Area Network (LAN) that uses high frequency radio waves rather than wires to communicate and transmit data. It is a flexible data communication system implemented as an extension to or as an alternative for, a wired LAN. Q: What are the benefits of using a WLAN instead of a wired network connection? A: ● Increased Productivity - WLAN provides "untethered" network and Internet access. ● Fast and Simple Network Set-up - There are no cables to install at a users desk or work area. ● Installation Flexibility - WLANs can be installed in places where wires can't, and they facilitate Q: A: design, objects, particular number multiple Q: A: 54Mbps. Q: A: data capacity way Q: A: mode) computers advantages the acts speed. an Q: A: some products. practical multiple Q: A: access the a increases Q: Q: A: technology insure Q: A: name pass Q: A: Electrical Area WLAN Radio 802.11b An Access There The Yes. Wi-Fi* IEEE What What What When How How What Are What What Internet range wireless a as ● ● between the Networks access Access stands cellular compatibility connections. number Finally, Intel points. a receiver Intel temporary Reduced as Scalability network, and access access windows, many many 802.11b, and limit can tests is data is is is is Frequency are is traffic and do system of the Second, points a to connection. (i.e., WLANs the a the an Wi-Fi*? IEEE to Read the full Wireless Ethernet LAN (WLAN) General 802.11a/802.11b/802.11g FAQ.