History The “Father of Radio” Guglielmo Marconi Wireless technology reaches U.S. Military First introduced in World War II The first wireless LAN ALOHNET
Uses for Wireless Networks Government Emergency services & Businesses Cell phones & Game consoles Notebook computers
Government Dated back as far as World War II Send information quickly and easily
Emergency Services & Businesses Police, Firefighters, EMT’s Use wireless to communicate important information quickly FedEx, UPS, Etc. Helps keep customers informed
Cell Phones & Game Consoles Standard uses Voice function, E-mail, Internet, Photo, Video, and Text Messaging BlueTooth (20-35 feet) Mobile phones Hands-free headsets Wii PlayStation 3 Also used for PC input & output devices
Notebook Computers Wireless LAN WiFi Fixed Wireless Data Wireless MAN WiMAX
Wireless Network Security WEP: Wired Equivalent Privacy Encrypts the data on your network so that only the intended recipient is able to access it. WPA: Wi-Fi Protected Access Uses dynamic key encryption, which means the key is constantly changing and makes breaking into your network more difficult than WEP.
Wireless Network Security “How Credit-Card Data Went Out Wireless Door” -An example of failed wireless network security.
Wireless Network Security Assume you already have a problem. Get a security policy in place. Build a wall, not a quilt. Crank up your settings. Don’t be afraid to take drastic measures.
Future of Wireless Network “Going Mobile in Barcelona” “it won’t be long before mobile broadband surpasses fixed-line connections to become the predominant internet access method.” Music, Mobile TV, and WEB 2.0 Video: Watching TV on your cell phone.Watching TV on your cell phone