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A study and analysis of Public WiFi
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A study and analysis of Public WiFi (English)
Abstract [en]

Wireless technologies for computer communications are today common. There are numerous wireless communication technologies with different properties and markets such as IEEE 802.11, 3G, and Long Term Evolution (LTE). When deciding on which technology to employ for Public Wi-Fi networks it is important to know about the specific properties of these technologies.

This thesis investigates 3G, 4G, LTE and Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 network standards in terms of their performance, security, and cost. Moreover, an analysis of the security and vulnerability of these technologies are provided.

From the analysis it can be concluded that Wi-Fi is today an inexpensive technology with high bandwidth, low direct and associated costs, and low power consumption compared to 3G, 4G, LTE and WiMax. Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) is – due to its cost-performance ratio – an appropriate wireless technology to provide Internet services to cafes, hotspots and public places.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 52 p.
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85233ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--12/049--SEOAI: diva2:567330
Subject / course
Computer and information science at the Institute of Technology
Available from: 2012-11-15 Created: 2012-11-12 Last updated: 2012-11-15Bibliographically approved

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