Network471 Emerging Technology Essay

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Emerging Technology That Will Change the World: Wi-Fi
Gyasi C. Davis
Network 471: Advanced Topics Networking
Professor Elliott
DeVry University
Date: February 18, 2013

Emerging Technology That Will Change the World: WiFi

Contents
Introduction..............……………………………………................................................ 3 Problems..............……………………………………........................................................4
Pro & Con Argument………………………....................................................................4-7
Security Issues………………………………………......................................................7-8
Health Concerns…………………………………….........................................................8
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To solve these problems a company can implement Wi-Fi on their network. This can reduce the price of implementing additional cable in the network.
Wi-Fi technology comes with many upsides, but it also has it downfalls too.
Pros
The major advantage of Wi-Fi is the fact that users do not need to be physically connected to the network in order to access the Web and network resources. Wi-Fi provides increased mobility. Among employees, those who use a laptop will worry no more about connecting using a connection cable. They will be able to move from their office to the meeting room without losing connection. Besides eliminating much of the need for extensive wiring and dedicated workstation, Wi-Fi means the Internet is accessible anywhere users can pick up a signal, which allows for greater flexibility in office configurations. Wi-Fi systems can also be much less expensive to set up, since the main cost is in the wiring to the main router. If an existing wired Internet network is already in place, adding Wi-Fi capabilities is relatively simple, with no need to purchase a dedicated workstation. Wi-Fi systems are also relatively inexpensive to operate and easy to use. For employees and authorized visitors to connect to Wi-Fi does not present any technical difficulty. Depending on the router type simply enter the WEP or WAP key associated with your Wi-Fi after double-clicking the icon "Wireless Network Connection". After a
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