What Is Wireless Computer Communication?
- Wireless networks require a router.wlan router 02 image by pmphoto from Fotolia.com
Wireless networks are an extremely popular method to allow multiple users to access shared resources, including Internet connectivity, printers and file servers. A wireless network is able to connect computers to other computers and printers the same way a wired network is (albeit somewhat slower), but without the mess or expense of wires. This is important in situations where running network cables is inconvenient and/or not cost effective.
- Don't log onto financial sites over public wireless networks.Man Using Laptop at Home image by evillager from Fotolia.com
Wireless networks are far less secure than their wired counterparts, but are unavoidable in some situations. Using a wireless network, particularly in a public situation (library, café, airport), requires that you confirm your computer's sharing is disabled and that you don't transmit any sensitive data over the network.
- Most cell phones are Bluetooth enabled.black telephone isolated image by astoria from Fotolia.com
Wireless computer communication can also refer to Bluetooth. Bluetooth is wireless protocol for transmitting data between devices over short distances. The most common Bluetooth enabled items are wireless input devices (keyboard and mouse), mobile phones and PDAs.