If you’re looking for technical articles on Wireless networking, try these. New articles are added to the top of each section.
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Part of a larger Network Computing wireless survey article. Good to check out if you’re wondering whether products from different standards will work with each other
Easy-to-understand and complete comparison of WiFi, HomeRF, Bluetooth, and other wireless networking standards.
PCWeek test of Lucent, 3COM, and Cisco 802.11b wireless systems.
PC Magazine article on Wireless Networking (includes info on who uses what chipset).
Has nice chart of all the recent wireless standards.
One very long page, and maybe too technical for novices, but clearly written and a great place to learn about how Wireless networks work. Has a good description of how Access Points talk to each other and definitions of common 802.11b radio parameters.
Interesting introductory article on Wireless networking by Vicomsoft
A little more technical than the other articles, but if you’re looking for technical details on the 802.11 standard, give it a try.
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Shorter, but a little more approachable by novice readers than the above article.
Another excellent article from Network Computing. Has technical info on the 802.11a standard, chip vendor info, and product availability.
Get the poop on this new 54Mbps standard!
One very long page, but clearly written and a great place to learn about how Wireless networks work.
Lots of information about the Intersil PRISM chipset that is used in many 802.11b wireless products can be obtained here.
Short article by Rich Santelesa with a couple of good practical tips for getting your wireless network running.
Go here for links to articles that look at and compare a number of products at once.
Actually includes info on Bluetooth and 802.11b, but good summary of what 802.11g is.
Article by Bob Liu describes the delay in getting the specs nailed down on this 20+Mbps version of the 802.11 standard.
One page. Just what it says it is.
Good technical info (with good illustrations) on the HomeRF standard.
Links to the index of all the FAQ and White Papers available from the HomeRF folks.
Easy to read overview of Bluetooth, its capabilities, and applications.
Provides a good interference model (with references) and analysis of interaction between the two. Includes analysis of effects of BT frequency hops on to 802.11b space and the probability thereof. (PDF file)
Discusses the effect of 802.11b on a 0dBm Bluetooth link. (PDF file)
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