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  2. Access Point Name - Wikipedia

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    An Access Point Name (APN) is the name of a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G and 4G mobile network and another computer network, frequently the public Internet.. A mobile device making a data connection must be configured with an APN to present to the carrier.

  3. Internet access - Wikipedia

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    Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) is a broadband wireless access technology that uses microwave signals operating between 26 GHz and 29 GHz. Originally designed for digital television transmission (DTV), it is conceived as a fixed wireless, point-to-multipoint technology for utilization in the last mile.

  4. WAP - Wikipedia

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    Wireless access point, a device that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired network and to each other; Wireless Application Protocol, a technical standard for accessing information over a mobile wireless network; Wide AC electric passenger, a classification of Indian locomotives; Other uses

  5. VAP - Wikipedia

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    Virtual Access Point, a method of using multiple BSSIDs on single physical Wireless access point; VAP protein family, where VAP is the umbrella term for the conserved VAMP-associated protein, where VAMP stands for vesicle-associated membrane protein. Humans have two VAPs: VAPA and VAPB

  6. Wireless community network - Wikipedia

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    Wireless community networks started out by turning wireless access points designed for short-range use in homes into multi-kilometre long-range Wi-Fi by building high-gain directional antennas. Rather than buying commercially available units, some of the early groups advocated home-built antennas.

  7. Hotspot (Wi-Fi) - Wikipedia

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    Security is a serious concern in connection with public and private hotspots. There are three possible attack scenarios. First, there is the wireless connection between the client and the access point, which needs to be encrypted, so that the connection cannot be eavesdropped or attacked by a man-in-the-middle attack. Second, there is the ...

  8. Medium access control - Wikipedia

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    Examples of shared physical media are bus networks, ring networks, hub networks, wireless networks and half-duplex point-to-point links. The multiple access method may detect or avoid data packet collisions if a packet mode contention based channel access method is used, or reserve resources to establish a logical channel if a circuit-switched ...

  9. Point of sale - Wikipedia

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    The point of sale (POS) or point of purchase (POP) is the time and place where a retail transaction is completed. At the point of sale, the merchant calculates the amount owed by the customer , indicates that amount, may prepare an invoice for the customer (which may be a cash register printout), and indicates the options for the customer to ...