IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth: An Architectural Overview.

Sal Yazbeck

Book Chapter: Published in M. Ilyas(Ed.) The Handbook of Ad Hoc Wireless Networks. 1st Edition. Pages 11-1 to 11-12. CRC Press

Publication date: 2002
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IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks (WLANs) and Bluetooth wireless technology have positioned themselves as technologies with varied industry applications and as having distinct technical features. IEEE 802.11 applications focus on high-speed WLAN scenarios, whereas Bluetooth focuses on wireless personal area network (PAN) and cable replacement applications. This chapter highlights some of these applications and presents an overview of the architectural differences that make up these technologies, including network configurations, and market trends.