Low Cost Solution for AD-HOC Wireless Networks

K.R. Santhi, V.K. Srivastava, and G. Senthil Kumaran (Rwanda)


mobile communication, Bluetooth, frequencyhopping, WPANs.


In recent years, wireless ad hoc networks have been a growing area of research. Almost all ad hoc networks to date are based on IEEE 802.11. Bluetooth is a promising new wireless technology with an international, open standard for allowing intelligent devices to communicate with each other through wireless, short-range communications. It is an alternative to 802.11. This technology allows any sort of electronic equipment — from computers and cell phones to keyboards and headphones — to make its own connections, without wires, cables or any direct action from an user. It works using an unlicensed radio frequency band that is available in most of the world, and provides consistent data across devices, regardless of the point of data capture; a low cost of ownership; and ease of use. Wireless personal area networking (WPAN) completes the spectrum of wireless connectivity, extending from home and small office settings to campus-wide local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) connected via cell phone towers. This paper provides a brief description about the technological aspects of Bluetooth, its advantages; some of the usage models and explains how the Bluetooth architecture can be used to streamline school connectivity.

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