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Discovering Site-Specific Requirements for 802.11 Wireless Network Site Surveying and Installation
By Bruce Alexander
Dec 10, 2004
This chapter outlines the physical logictics of installing a wireless network into a building. Concerns regarding the architecture and layout of the building are addressed, so that you can plan appropriately.
Fixed Broadband Wireless Communications: Mathematical Tools for Digital Transmission Analysis
By Douglas H. Morais
Dec 3, 2004
Measuring broadband wireless performance can involve complex mathematics, but this chapter will help you to keep it straight by providing the formulae that you need to analyze and evaluate broadband wireless performance.
Introduction to Mobile Application Architectures
By Heather Schneider, Valentino Lee, Robbie Schell
Oct 15, 2004
As mobile devices become more common, it becomes imperative to understand how this environment poses unique application architecture challenges. This chapter will help you understand the issues involved in developing applications for mobile devices.
Wireless System Architecture: How Wireless Works
By Jim Geier
Oct 15, 2004
Apart from transmitting the information over the air, wireless networks are very much like wired networks. However, that seemingly small difference can lead to some very large problems if you don't understand the nuances of this medium. Read this chapter to find out how wireless networks work, and why they need to be administered differently from traditional, wired networks.
Summer Brings Mosquito-Borne Malware (Part 1 of 3)
By Cyrus Peikari, Seth Fogie, Jonathan Read, David Hettel
Jul 23, 2004
This three-part series by Cyrus Peikari, Seth Fogie, Jonathan Read, and David Hettel discusses the menace of viruses for handheld devices. Part 1 catalogs mobile malware known to date.
Surf and Turf: Take Your Family Out for Broadband
By Cyndy Bates Finnie
May 13, 2004
Internet access isn't just for homes and businesses anymore. With a wide variety of places offering wireless broadband (libraries, coffee shops, hotels, and more), you can send your loved ones out of the house for the day, so you can work in peace.
Developing a Newsreader in Java
By Mikko Kontio
May 7, 2004
Are you a news junkie? Need headlines on the fly? Mobile phones offer fascinating opportunities to create applications for mobile workers. In this article, Mikko Kontio gives you helpful source code and tells you how to develop a newsreader for Java-enabled phones.
Fiber-Optic Technologies
By Vivek Alwayn
Apr 23, 2004
Vivek Alwayn discusses in this chapter the increasing demand of optical-fiber and its wide spread applications ranging from global networks to desktop computers.
Using the Java Wireless Toolkit
By Bob Reselman
Apr 16, 2004
Bob Reselman shows you how to use the Java Wireless Toolkit to turn a user's cell phone into a mini tune player. Why would you want to do this? You get to learn a thing or two about writing Java code for mobile devices. And it's fun!
XML and Wireless Technologies: WML
By David Gulbransen
Apr 16, 2004
David Gulbransen illustrates how XML penetrates just about everywhere in the Internet. However, the triumph of XML has continued even after that—to wireless technologies.
Wireless Communications: Modeling Random Fading Channels
By Gregory D. Durgin
Mar 5, 2004
The goal of this chapter is to develop the terminology, definitions, and basic concepts of modeling a random wireless channel that can be a function of time, frequency, and receiver position in space. It will familiarize you with most of the terms and constructs of random process theory used to describe unpredictable space–time wireless channels.
The World of Mobile Ring Tones
By Bob Reselman
Feb 20, 2004
You may not be named Ludwig, Johann, or Jimmy, but you can still program your own cool tunes for your cell phone. Bob Reselman shows just how easy it is, using Java.
A Tour of the Tablet PC
By Lynn Greiner
Feb 6, 2004
Close to a quarter of a century after we became a keyboard-centric society with the introduction of the personal computer, the pen is again trying to become mighty, thanks to the tablet PC.
Java Security on Mobile Devices
By Mikko Kontio
Feb 6, 2004
Security is always a hot topic in conversations about new or old products and technologies. Mikko Kontio provides a quick overview of security on Java applications in small devices.
Ed Tittel's Wireless Certification Survey
By Ed Tittel
Jan 9, 2004
Ed Tittel identifies the IT certifications that cover wireless networking and what's involved in working this growing market niche.
Wireless LAN Fundamentals: Mobility
By Jonathan Leary, Pejman Roshan
Jan 9, 2004
This sample chapter covers the characteristics of roaming, Layer 2 and 3 roaming, and an introduction to Mobile IP.
Introduction to Wireless Communication Systems: Advanced Techniques for Signal Reception
By Xiaodong Wang, H. Vincent Poor
Dec 31, 2003
As wireless grows into a medium for supporting services such as the transmission of video, images, text, and data, the demand for new wireless capacity is growing at a very rapid pace. Techniques are currently being developed that allow for significant increases in wireless capacity without attendant increases in bandwidth or power requirements. The purpose of this chapter from "Wireless Communication Systems" is to present some initial background material on basic receiver signal processing for wireless.
WEP Vulnerabilities—Wired Equivalent Privacy?
By Lee Barken
Dec 23, 2003
WEP was not designed to be the end-all, be-all security solution for wireless networks and WEP has a number of shortcomings, which make it vulnerable to several classes of attacks. The point of this chapter is to do more than just tell you that WEP is bad. The goal is to paint a picture of what WEP was intended to do, how it works, and why it fails to live up to its design goals.
Practical Usage Scenarios for Your Tablet PC
By Craig Forrest Mathews
Dec 19, 2003
Sure, the Tablet PC seems like a cool idea, but how would I, a consultant/attorney/student/fill-in-the-blank use it? What are the practical applications for me? Craig Forrest Mathews provides some real-life usage scenarios.
Your Home Network: Should You Go Wireless?
By Paul Heltzel
Oct 17, 2003
Wireless networking offers some obvious convenience over its wired counterparts, such as Ethernet networks and those that work over the telephone or via electrical wiring in your house. However, wireless networking also has some drawbacks. It's a good idea to know a little about the pros and cons before you start your network.

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