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Portal/IDB/logo_portal.png Welcome to Debian Wireless



Wifi

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Wi-FiTM is a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology standardized as IEEE 802.11 b/g/a/n. Its primary usage is to connect computers within the same house/enterprise. Note that it is often used to connect to the Internet through a DSL or cable router. (read more about wifi at Wikipedia )

Bluetooth

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BluetoothR is Personal Area Network (PAN) technology standardized as IEEE 801.15.1. It was designed to handle short-range "low bandwith" personal communications. Typically between your mobile phone, head-set, computer, printer... (read more about Bluetooth at Wikipedia)

Mobile Phone Networks

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Mobile phone networks can be used to connect to the Internet. There are plenty of standards.. GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/W-CDMA/HSPA "2G", "3G","3.5G" etc. (read more about Mobile Phones at Wikipedia)

Infrared

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IrDA is a very short range (<1m) optical data exchange protocol. Typical uses include exchanging files between two laptops, sending files between mobile phones and/or computers, etc. Maximum speed is 115kbps or 4mbps (read more about IrDA at Wikipedia)

WiMax / WirelessMAN

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WiMax is a Wireless MAN standardized as IEEE 802.16. It is meant to provide wireless broadband access in metropolitan areas. (read more about WiMAX at Wikipedia)

Satellite

Free Space Optics

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Free Space Optics (FSO) is a telecommunication technology that uses light propagating in free space to transmit data between two points. The optical links usually use infrared laser light, although low-data-rate communication over short distances is possible using LEDs. (read more about FSO at Wikipedia)

Proprietary

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References