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Take our wireless LAN quiz to find out how much you know about WLAN technologies. Need to refresh your memory first? See our WLAN glossary .

1. IR wireless communications transmit data using electromagnetic energy at a wavelength or wavelengths somewhat longer than those of red light. What does "IR" stand for?
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2. This term describes electromagnetic energy having a frequency higher than 1 gigahertz, corresponding to wavelength shorter than 30 centimeters. ( Hint: it has a common use in many homes that's not related to communications .) What is it?
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3. HiperLAN is a set of WLAN communication standards that provide features and capabilities similar to those of the IEEE 802.11 standards. Where is it primarily used?
a. Japan
b. Europe
c. India
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4. SWAN is a technology that incorporates a wireless LAN into a wired wide-area network (WAN). What does "SWAN" stand for?
a. Structured Wireless-Aware Network
b. Switching for Wired Area Network
c. Structured Wireless Area Network
d. Switched Wireless Area Network
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5. MIMO is an antenna technology for wireless communications that features a single antenna at the source end and a single antenna at the destination end. True or false?
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6. From what two terms is the word transponder derived?
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7. Abbreviated as AP, this is the more formal name for a hot spot. What is it?
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8. Do fixed wireless devices usually derive their electrical power from utility mains or batteries?
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9. A WASP is a wireless application service provider. What's a WISP?
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10. Spock had one of these from the Star Trek mirror universe -- in a WLAN context, it describes a counterfeit access point. What is it?
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