Title

The significance of wireless local networks for the university sector

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Hiroshima Shudo University

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

797

Comments

Kuczborski, W., & Czekalowski, D. (2001). The significance of wireless local networks for the university sector. Papers of the Research Society of Commerce and Economics 42(1), 1-10.

Abstract

The wireless networks create new opportunities for university teaching. Conventional classrooms can be converted within minutes into computer laboratories providing access to local and remote databases, multimedia presentations, telephony (voice over IP) and other resources. Students bring laptop computers with wireless network cards to the classroom and gain access to the university network through the wireless access points. Other benefits include access to the university library, online study groups or online enrolments from any place within the range of the wireless network. The paper outlines the fast progress of wireless technology in relation to the university teaching and problems related to the multiplicity of standards. Also explained are the differences between major wireless Local Area Network standards. In addition, the paper summarizes the required equipment and provides details of two wireless networks from the university sector. The wireless networks create new opportunities for university teaching. Conventional classrooms can be converted within minutes into computer laboratories providing access to local and remote databases, multimedia presentations, telephony (voice over IP) and other resources. Students bring laptop computers with wireless network cards to the classroom and gain access to the university network through the wireless access points. Other benefits include access to the university library, online study groups or online enrolments from any place within the range of the wireless network. The paper outlines the fast progress of wireless technology in relation to the university teaching and problems related to the multiplicity of standards. Also explained are the differences between major wireless Local Area Network standards. In addition, the paper summarizes the required equipment and provides details of two wireless networks from the university sector.

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