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Wireless Protocols

By Christopher.Seward ·
It's a wonder that no one thought to build into the protocols a mechanism for signifying a WAP as public or private. Since the protocol was intended for both uses, I'm curious as to why this was not incorporated. Anyone have any knowledge about this?

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by cp7212 In reply to Wireless Protocols

I'm sure that most people (I use that term lightly) that are checking out random wireless networks could care less if they are public or private. I'm sure that's why WEPs were created, and now WPAs. If you try to get on a network and you need a key, it's private.

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I always thought there was such a designation

by In reply to Wireless Protocols

Hi Christopher,

I've always thought that the public/private designation was indicated by the presence or absence of security features (encryption and MAC filters). Adding an optional public/private designation would merely add an optional "no trespassing" sign to the optional lock on the door.

Just a comment...

-----Steve Jackson

Software Corporation (Softcorp)

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Wireless Protocols

by kaygraham In reply to Wireless Protocols

Hi, i need me some help in completing an assignment. hre goes. Discuss and compare five(5) different computer wireless protocols in terms of the following:
a) the spectrum frequencies which they operate
b) the type of spread spectrum which is used
c) he techniques used to encode the wireless data
d) the data transmission rates
e) the various methods (details required) used to encrypt the wireless data.

if anyone can help me out urgently, that would be good. please. thank you.

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Sounds Like Homework

by jmgarvin In reply to Wireless Protocols

This sounds like a homework problem. You might want to look up terms like OFDM, WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK, and RADIUS.

You can also lookup 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11i, and 802.11n.

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Thank u

by kaygraham In reply to Sounds Like Homework

I will now look up on those information and see what i can find.

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