How Wireless Works

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How Wireless Works continues in the How It Works series tradition by explaining every aspect of wireless communications, from the remote control on your coffee table to the most sophisticated wireless Internet networks. As wireless technology proliferates, readers will need to understand how wireless technologies work in order to make educated buying and business decisions related to wireless technologies. This book will provide readers with a basic technical background on wireless technologies, including ...
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Overview

How Wireless Works continues in the How It Works series tradition by explaining every aspect of wireless communications, from the remote control on your coffee table to the most sophisticated wireless Internet networks. As wireless technology proliferates, readers will need to understand how wireless technologies work in order to make educated buying and business decisions related to wireless technologies. This book will provide readers with a basic technical background on wireless technologies, including infrared, radio-frequency, power line, and PNA (wireless home networking.) The book will also explain the strengths and weaknesses of each technology, so the reader will understand which technology is best suited to a particular application. Where appropriate, we¿ll explain the differences between competing industry standards, so readers can make an informed buying decision.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780789724878
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/13/2001
  • Series: How It Works Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 Understanding Wireless's Basic Technologyes 2
Ch. 1 Welcome to the World of Wireless 6
Ch. 2 What Is the Electromagnetic Spectrum? 12
Ch. 3 How a Basic Wireless System Works 20
Ch. 4 How Amplitude Modulation (AM) and Frequency Modulation (FM) Work 24
Ch. 5 How Data Rides on Wireless Waves 30
Ch. 6 How Antennas, Transmitters, and Receivers Work 36
Pt. 2 How Radio and Television Work 44
Ch. 7 How Radio Broadcasting Works 48
Ch. 8 How Walkie-Talkies and Family Radio Service (FRS) Work 56
Ch. 9 How Television Broadcasting Works 60
Pt. 3 How Cellular Telephones and Pagers Work 68
Ch. 10 How Cellular Networks, Cells, and Base Stations Work 72
Ch. 11 How Cellular Telephones Work 84
Ch. 12 How Pagers Work 98
Pt. 4 Understanding Wireless Networks 106
Ch. 13 How a Wireless Network Works 110
Ch. 14 How Home Wireless Networks Work 116
Ch. 15 Understanding Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11 Networking 122
Pt. 5 The Wireless Internet 128
Ch. 16 Understanding the Internet 132
Ch. 17 How Cell Phones Access the Internet 142
Ch. 18 How XML and Voice XML Deliver Internet Data 152
Ch. 19 How i-mode Works 158
Ch. 20 PCs and Wireless Technology 162
Ch. 21 How Wireless Palmtops Work 168
Pt. 6 Applying Wireless Technology: mCommerce, Security, Business Use, and Beyond 178
Ch. 22 How mCommerce and Corporate Wireless Access Work 182
Ch. 23 Privacy and Security in a Wireless World 188
Ch. 24 How Wireless 3G Works 198
Ch. 25 Wireless Use in Statellites and Space 202
Glossary 210
Index 220
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