Return on Investment in Wireless Data
Access to information from any location, at any time, can increase productivity and reduce costs in an organization. Having access anywhere at any time is not only convenient, but there can also be a significant financial gain in having access to this information. This white paper discusses three examples of how a mobile computer, with wireless data access to a cellular network, can actually result in cost savings and increased revenue for an organization.
Software Applications for Wireless Data Networks
There are a variety of software application technologies available to users of wireless data networks. These technologies all offer a method to improve data throughput rates, reduce the load on the network, or a method to access critical information. The overall result is to improve the wireless experience for the end user. This document highlights five different technologies that can be used to improve the use of wireless data.
Testing Competitive Wireless PC Cards
This document outlines a suggested procedure for testing the performance of competitive wireless PC cards. There are several factors to consider when testing wireless PC cards, these include: Performance, Design, Operation and Technical support. Also included is a detailed test procedure for accurately testing the throughput of a wireless device under varying signal strength conditions.
Wireless Network Technologies – An Overview
This document gives an overview of the different network technologies in the wireless industry (e.g. CDMA, GPRS and CDPD). An introduction to each of the network technologies is given, and the differences between these different networks is explained. The technologies discussed in this document include Wireless Wide Area Network (WAN), Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) and Wireless Personal Area Network (PAN).
Internet Protocol (IP) in the wireless world
This paper gives a brief introduction to IP, including IP addresses, domain names, and IP headers. The differences between public and private IP addresses are also discussed, followed by an explanation of static IP, dynamic IP, and mobile IP. All of these factors are important in the use of wireless data technology, as all of them are used on different wireless data networks.
Wireless WAN vs. Wireless LAN
To access data wirelessly, the two main options available are a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) or a wireless WAN (Wide Area Network). This paper discusses the differences between wireless LAN and wireless WAN, including: coverage, speeds, security, costs and the different uses of each and the possible use of these technologies together.
Wireless Data Security
There are many features of wide area wireless networks, which provide user and data security. This paper discusses the security features for CDPD, CDMA, and GPRS networks, as well as an introduction to virtual private networks (VPN) and how these applications can be used to enhance the overall security of data on wireless networks.
Considerations when deploying wireless data
Wireless data is a key factor to help increase productivity, effectiveness, and customer satisfaction for an organization. This paper has been written to help better understand wireless data and the factors that should be considered when deploying wireless data throughout an organization.
Advantages of a Network Interface
A major difference between the wireless devices that are available today is the interface that the wireless device has with the computer system. The two main interfaces available are a modem interface (dial-up adapter) and a network interface (NIC). There are distinct advantages to using the network interface for data communication devices and some of these advantages are discussed in this paper.
Checklist for Wireless VPN’s
Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s) allows a private intranet to be securely extended across the Internet or other network service. However, there are several factors that wireless carriers, network administrators, and VPN users should be aware of when using a VPN over a wireless network. These factors are discussed in this document with resolutions and suggestions to ensure full operability of the VPN over the wireless network.
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
This is a glossary of acronyms and terms specific to certain data communications systems.
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