Provided by: International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications (IJCNWC)
Date Added: Feb 2014
Today's network especially LAN has drastically changed. People expect that they should not be bound to the network. In this scenario, Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) offers tangible benefits over traditional wired networking. Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) is a generic term that refers to the IEEE 802.11 communications standard for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). The wireless network is formed by connecting all the wireless clients to the Access Point (AP). Single access point can support up to 30 users and can function within a range of 100-150 feet indoors and up to 300 feet outdoors.