What is it
- Basically, ethernet via radio waves.
- Several standards:
- 802.11b: 2.4GHz, up to 11 Mbits/second, range >100 meters
- 802.11a: 5.0GHz, up to 54 MBits/second, range ~20 meters
- Low cost: <$150 for a hub, <$80 for a PCMCIA card
- Very popular; becoming pervasive
- Includes encryption (BUT... more on this later)