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Transmits at much lower frequencies
Has higher power output
Transmits at much higher frequencies
Uses better encryption methods
Anytime, anywhere connectivity
Easy and inexpensive to install
Ease of adding additional devices
Reduced installation time
Not susceptible to interference from other devices
The size of the building
The number of solid interior walls in the building
The presence of microwave ovens in several offices
The encryption method used on the wireless network
The use of both Windows and Appletalk operating systems
Wireless networks are typically slower than wired networks.
Televisions and other devices can interfere with wireless signals.
Wireless networks broadcast data over a medium that allows easy access.
Environmental factors such as thunderstorms can affect wireless networks.
IEEE has approved the device.
The device is interoperable with all other wireless standards.
The device is interoperable with other devices of the same standard that also display the Wi-Fi logo.
The device is backwards compatible with all previous wireless standards.
Connects two networks with a wireless link
Stationary device that connects to a wireless LAN
Allows wireless clients to connect to a wired network
increases the strength of a wireless signal
Created by connecting wireless clients in a peer-to-peer network
Created by connecting wireless clients to a single, centralized AP
Created by connecting multiple wireless basic service sets through a distribution system
Created by connecting wireless clients to a wired network using an ISR
The router supports encryption and authentication.
The router supports both wired and wireless connections.
The router supports 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n devices.
The router supports connectivity through infrared and radio frequencies.
Network Name (SSID)
Tells a wireless device to which WLAN it belongs
Consists of a 32-character string and is not case sensitive
Responsible for determining the signal strength
All wireless devices on the same WLAN must have the same SSID
Used to encrypt data sent across the wireless network
Wireless networks offer the same security features as wired networks.
Wardriving enhances security of wireless networks.
With SSID broadcast disabled, an attacker must know the SSID to connect.
Using the default IP address on an access point makes hacking easier.
An attacker needs physical access to at least one network device to launch an attack.
Requires no authentication
Uses a 64-bit encryption algorithm
Requires the use of an authentication server
Requires a mutually agreed upon password
Open authentication requires a password. Pre-shared keys do not require a password.
Open authentication is used with wireless networks. Pre-shared keys are used with wired networks.
Pre-shared keys require an encrypted secret word. Open authentication does not require a secret word.
Pre-shared keys require a MAC address programmed into the access point. Open authentication does not require this programming.
MAC address filtering
Encrypt; authenticate users on
Filter traffic; select the operating frequency for
Identify the wireless network; compress data on
Create the smallest wireless network; limit the number of users on