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wireless technology by Mind Map: wireless technology

1. PDAS

1.1. palmtop computer, or personal data assistant

1.1.1. a mobile device that functions as a personal information manager.

1.1.2. PDAs are largely considered obsolete with the widespread adoption of smartphones

2. wi-fi technology

2.1. Advantages

2.1.1. allows cheaper deployment of local area networks

2.1.1.1. economical networking option included in even more devices

2.2. Limitations

2.2.1. Interference

2.2.1.1. disrupted or the internet speed lowered by having other devices in the same area

2.3. Range

2.3.1. 802.11b or 802.11g

2.4. Uses

2.4.1. Internet access

2.4.2. City-wide Wi-Fi

2.4.3. Campus-wide Wi-F

3. Wireless security

3.1. Malicious association

3.1.1. wireless devices can be actively made by attackers to connect to a company network through their cracking laptop instead of a company access point

3.2. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

3.3. Ad hoc networks

3.3.1. encryption methods can be used to provide security.

3.4. Identity theft

3.4.1. a cracker is able to listen in on network traffic and identify the MAC address of a computer with network privileges

4. Bluetooth

4.1. Bluetooth

4.1.1. the global wireless standard enabling, convenient, secure connectivity for an expanding range of devices and serves

4.1.2.  Built into billions of products, from cars and mobile phones to medical devices and computers and even forks and toothbrushes.

4.1.3. To send information within your Personal Area Network or "PAN" (aka your own personal space) at distances up to 100 meters (164 feet)

5. Mechanism

5.1. uses low-powered radio waves to transmit data between devices

5.2. o Radio waves o Microwaves o Infra-red light o Laser light