Until recently, acceptance of Wireless LAN (WLAN) networks has been slow due to
many factors including but not limited to lack of standardization, slow data speeds and
high costs. Recent market developments, however, have led to rapid market growth. The
IEEE 802.11b standard, which was introduced in 1999, now enables wireless LANs to
reach data rates up to 11 Mb/s. Demand for wireless LANs has also been fueled by
growth in mobile computing devices such as laptops and personal digital assistants
(PDAs), reduced prices and increased demand for Internet access anywhere/anytime...