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Wireless Basics

(ITC, Mayo Clinic)


Wireless technology is used in many types of communication. There are many advantages associated with installing a wireless network compared to a wired network such as mobility, cost-effectiveness and adaptability. 

While wireless networks can be just as fast and powerful as wired networks, they do have some drawbacks. For example, wireless networks have limited bandwidth. It can also be a security risk if not installed and maintained properly. Wireless networks also have an increased chance of jamming and interference due to external factors such as fog and dust storms or when a flying object such as an aeroplane passes over the field. When too many people in the same area use wireless networks, the band of air that they transmit signals on can become overloaded.


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