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MAWAA Project Summary Report 1: Survey of Wireless LAN Usage and Issues

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C:\Documents and Settings\tjc\Desktop\mawaa-d1-v10.prn.pdf Mobile Ad-Hoc Wireless Access in Academia (MAWAA) Project Towards Seamless Wireless Mobility for UK Academic Networks Project Summary Report 1: Survey of Wireless LAN Usage and Issues Editor: Dr T J Chown School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom [email protected] Version 1.0 30 June 2004 The MAWAA project was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Mobile Ad-Hoc Wireless Access in Academia (MAWAA) Report 1:Usage and Issues 1 of 33 1 Contents 1 INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................3 1.1 MAWAA PROJECT REPORTS............................................................................... 3 1.2 WIRELESS LAN GROWTH ................................................................................... 3 1.3 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS....................................................................................... 4 2 BASIC TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW....................................................................5 2.1 WIRELESS COMPONENTS .................................................................................... 5 2.1.1 Wireless devices .........................................................................................5 2.1.2 Access points..............................................................................................5 2.1.3 The 802.11a/b/g protocols...........................................................................5 2.2 TRAFFIC CONTROLLING M ETHODS....................................................................... 6 2.2.1 Firewalls and De-Militarised Zones (DMZ)..................................................6 2.2.2 Virtual LANs (VLANs) .............................................................

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