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By jpm ·
Does anyone Know the Pro's and Cons on Wireless Infrared Networks. Any Help Would be appreciated......

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by Cedric King In reply to Infrared Wireless Network ...

Infrared requires direct point of view.
The Pro is that it's more secure as the only way to intercept is to be in the middle, and if it intercept in the middle, the receiving party will know it.
The Con is that it can only perform point to point connection. It cannot do broadcasting like for examples, radio waves.

Infrared is a very small stream of light.
The Pro is that the "light" does not stray off and be intercepted.
The Con is the precise position of the receiving party although the receiving party allows slight deviation. Heat, or any other factors, will makes the Infrared deviates more from the original path. If it moves too much off the original path, the receiving party might not be able to get the data.

Thisare just two points out of so many others. You can get a better idea from books about Wireless Networking. :)

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by SJMinkoff In reply to Infrared Wireless Network ...

There are other options than Infrared, and they are dropping in price. The new IEEE 803.11b standard unites cross-platform devices interoperability:

Apple's Airport is one such option, and it is great! 299 for the base station (11MB speed at upto 300', and it downgrades speed past that. The actual range is HUGE, and it works through walls well). The client side works with Airport cards on the Mac, or on the PC side, devices such as the Cisco Aironet or Lucent WaveLan work seamlessly with it. I have implemented this solution for Internet Kiosks at an outdoor concert and for roving Laptops at the office. The performance is exceptional and I have yet to run into interference or range problems.

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