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orangeballStandards Organizations: A review of some important standards-making organizations, including IETF, ITU, ISO, IEEE 802, and ATM Forum.
orangeballTCP/IP Checksum: Describes the error-detection calculation used by TCP, IP, and some other protocols
orangeballRC4: Describes the RC4 stream encryption algorithm.
orangeballErrata sheet: Latest list of errors, updated at most monthly.File name is Errata-Wireless2e-mmyy. If you spot any errors, please contact me at Email.
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orangeball Computer Science Student Resource Site: Help and advice for the long-suffering, overworked student.

Chapter 1 - Introduction

orangeballIT World's Wireless: Provides a wide range of information on wireless technology, mostly from a management perspective.new3
orangeballWireless Developer Network: News, tutorials, and discussions on wireless topics
orangeballOffice of Spectrum Managment: responsible for managing the Federal Government's use of the radio frequency spectrum." There are many informative features on this Web site, including documents, links, and a frequency allocation chart.

Chapter 2 - Transmission Fundamentals

orangeballFourier Series Synthesis: An excellent visualization tool for Fourier series.
orangeballJohns Hopkins Signals Demonstrations: Another source of visualization tools.
orangeballMath and Physics Applets: Yet another source of visualization tools.

Chapter 3 - Communication Networks

orangeballATM Hot Links: Excellent collection of white papers and links

Chapter 4 - Protocols and the TCP/IP Suite

orangeballNetworking Links: Excellent collection of links related to TCP/IP.
orangeballIPv6 Forum: An industry consortium that promotes IPv6-related products. Includes a number of white papers and articles.
orangeballOSI History: A brief history of the origins of the OSI model.

Chapter 5 - Antennas and Propagation

orangeballU.S. Frequency Allocation Chart

Chapter 7 - Spread Spectrum

orangeballSpread Spectrum Scene: Excellent source of information, including technical papers, links, and an online magazine.

Chapter 9 - Satellite Communications

orangeballLloyd Wood's Satellite Web Page: Good source of information about commercial satellite technology
orangeballSatellite Industry Association: U.S.-based trade association.

Chapter 10 - Cellular Wireless Communications

orangeballCDMA Development Group: A consortium of wireless companies active in CDMA wireless systems around the world.
orangeballCellular Telecommunications and Internet Association: Another industry consortium.
orangeball3G Americas: A trade group of Western Hemisphere companies supporting TDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and UMTS. Includes industry news, white papers, and other technical information.

Chapter 11 - Cordless Systems and Wireless Local Loop

orangeballWireless Communications Association International: Represents the fixed broadband wireless access industry worldwide. Good set of links..
orangeballIEEE 802.16 Working Group on Fixed Broadband Wireless Standards: Contains working group documents plus discussion archives.
orangeballNIST Radio Frequency Electronics Group: The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Good source of informatoin on fixed wireless access and other topics.

Chapter 12 - Mobile IP and WAP

orangeballOpen Mobile Alliance: Consolidation of the WAP Forum and the Open Mobile Architecture Initiative. Provides WAP technical specifications and industry links.

Chapter 13 - Wireless LAN Technology

orangeballWireless LAN Association: Gives an introduction to the technology, including a discussion of implementation considerations, and case studies from users. Links to related sites.
orangeball Li-Fi Consortium: Li-Fi is a fast, inexpensive optical wireless communication system that may be useful as an alternative to Wi-Fi in some environments and for some requirements.new3

Chapter 14 - IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard

orangeballIEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group: Contains working group documents plus discussion archives
orangeballWi-Fi Alliance: An industry group promoting the interoperabiltiy of 802.11 products with each other.

Chapter 15 - Bluetooth

orangeballBluetooth SIG: Contains all the standards, numerous other documents, and news and information on Bluetooth companies and products.
orangeballInfotooth: An excellent supplementary source of information on Bluetooth.
orangeballIEEE 802.15 Working Group on Personal Area Networks: Covers Bluetooth and related networks.
orangeballZigBee Alliance: White papers, documents, and vendor information concerning ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4.