Disadvantages Of Wireless Networks

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Technology is constantly advancing, which causes a need for mobile and wireless networks. However, the creation of mobile and wireless networks causes a need to increase security protocols and measures. Cell phones are now being used for sensitive work information, as well as laptops. Many people have the capability of working from home by using laptops issued by their employers. Using a home or public network is not always safe, it does not have the security and systems to monitor the network and access. Before any work is done on these devices the proper security needs to be in place such as firewalls, pop-up blockers, and private network connections. However, there are both advantages and disadvantages to the use of wireless networking and what is will be like in the future. To start, a wireless network or Wi-Fi “is a technology that allows electronic devices to exchange data or connect to the Internet through wireless communications using 2.4 GHz signals or 5 GHz signals. Wi-Fi is also used to synonymously to indicate a wireless local area network (WLAN) based on the IEEE 802.11 protocol” (Ghosh, Sinha B, K, 2016, p. 4). Mobile networking and Wi-Fi are key factors in society. Wi-Fi was invented and first released in 1997. Becki Wood wrote an article titled “History of WiFi” in the article she says “WiFi has played an integral role in keeping us connected at home and in public. We’ve come to expect a standard degree of connectivity wherever we go, and regularly rely on
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