-59-AANSWERS TO NSWERS TO QQUESTIONSUESTIONS13.1LAN extension:a wireless LAN integrated with a wired LAN to extend thecoverage area of the LAN complex; cross-building interconnect:wireless point-to-point link two LANs; nomadic access:provides a wireless link between a LANhub and a mobile data terminal equipped with an antenna, such as a laptopcomputer or notepad computer; ad hoc network:a peer-to-peer network (nocentralized server) set up temporarily to meet some immediate need.13.2 Throughput:The medium access control protocol should make as efficient use aspossible of the wireless medium to maximize capacity. Number of nodes:WirelessLANs may need to support hundreds of nodes across multiple cells. Connectionto backbone LAN:In most cases, interconnection with stations on a wiredbackbone LAN is required. For infrastructure wireless LANs, this is easilyaccomplished through the use of control modules that connect to both types ofLANs. There may also need to be accommodation for mobile users and ad hoc
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Wi-Fi, Wireless network, Wireless access point, IEEE 802.11