Quiz: Wireless LANs - Quiz from WhatIs.com
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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?

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?

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

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

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?

6. From what two terms is the word transponder derived?

7. Abbreviated as AP, this is the more formal name for a hot spot. What is it?

8. Do fixed wireless devices usually derive their electrical power from utility mains or batteries?

9. A WASP is a wireless application service provider. What's a WISP?

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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This was last updated in July 2008
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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