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Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Free Wireless Network at the Library

Barnes & Noble
13 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights IL 60004
847-259-5304

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21 S Dunton Ave
Arlington Hts, IL
847-870-2326

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909 N Elmhurst Rd
Mount Prospect, IL
(847) 342-6421
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1920 N ARLINGTON HEIGHTS RD
45 E GOLF RD

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1760 N. Hicks Rd Palatine, IL

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Red Roof Inn
22 West Algonquin Road
(847)228-6709
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33 South Evergreen Avenue
847-392-2051
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1802 N Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60006
(847) 253-3636
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960 W Dundee Road
Ridge & Dundee Roads
Arlington Heights
847-577-0756
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QUICK GLOSSARY

3G is a wireless generation (including CDMA1XRTT) designed for high-speed data and multimedia.

802.11b Wi-Fi specifications were introduced in 1997 as 802.11 and included two Spread Spectrum methods for transmission in the unlicensed 2.4GHz band: 1 Mbps frequency hopping (FHSS) and 1 and 2 Mbps direct sequence (DSSS). 802.11b boosted the speed to 11 Mbps.

802.11g provides Wi-Fi speeds up to 54 Mbps and is backward compatible to 802.11b.

Airtime
is the amount of time a customer spends on a wireless phone, as soon as the SEND button is pressed until the call is ended

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) A digital transmission technology when each conversation is digitized and then coded.

CDMA 1XRTT (also known as CDMA2000) is the next generation of CDMA

CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data) Technology that allows data files to be broken into a number of packets transmitted on idle channels of existing cellular voice networks.

Cell is a geographical area, four to 20 miles, surrounding a radio antenna (cell site) that facilitates cellular communications.

Coverage is the geographic area containing the cell sites that allow users to make and receive calls.

Dual-mode wireless phones work on both analog and digital networks.

EV-DO (EVolution-Data Only) Not part of Wi-Fi, but does allow wireless connection to the Internet at high speed with wireless cellphone technology (CDMA 2000). Has speed of about 600 Kbps average download rate. EV-DO is NOT limited to Wi-Fi hotspots.
Verizon is a provider of EV-DO.

GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is an enhancement to the GSM mobile communications system that supports data packets useful for web browsing.

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) is a digital cellular phone technology based on TDMA ... predominant system in Europe and provide short message service (SMS).

Hand-Off is the transfer of a wireless phone call from one cell site to another.

HDML (Handheld Device Markup Language) is a specialized version of HTML for wireless devices.

Hot spot is the area of a wireless access point that functions to connect laptops or PDA's to the Internet.

iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) wireless communications technology from Motorola that facilitates voice, data, short messages (SMS) and two-way radio in one phone. Operates in the 800MHz and 1.5GHz bands and is based on TDMA. Used nationwide by
Nextel in the U.S.

MMS (Multimedia Message Service) is an enhanced Short Message Service that allows use of graphics, video clips and sound files.

Packet is a block of transmitted data. Also known as frame or datagram.

PCS
(Personal Communication Service) Any digital wireless service. Originally a term for digital service offered at a higher frequency than early cellular.

PDA
(Portable Digital Assistant)

Roaming is use of a wireless phone outside the home service area.

SMS Short Message Service used in GSM.

TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) A digital cellular transmission method that divides amounts of time on a single radio frequency into parts, then assigns a different phone conversation to each part, which allows a larger number of people to use the cellular system at any one time.

Tri-mode refers to a wireless phone that works on three frequencies, usually 1900 MHz and 800 MHz digital and 800 MHz analog if digital coverage is not available. Tri-mode phones are usually required for national coverage.

WAP (1) Wireless Access Point is a base station that plugs into Ethernet hub or server -- like a cell cite for laptops and PDA's. (2) Wireless Application Protocol features Wireless Markup Language (WML), derived from
Phone.com's (now OpenWave.com) HDML -- a streamlined version of HTML for wireless devices. Some JAVA-like capabilities included.

Wardriver is a person who travels with a notebook computer with 802.11 wireless LAN capability to find unsecured wireless LANs.

Wi-Fi (WIreless-FIdelity) Includes a logo from the Wi-Fi Alliance that certifies that Ethernet devices comply with the IEEE 802.11 wireless standard. Generalized term for a wireless hotspot,

Wi-Fi Alliance (
wi-fi.org) is a membership organization dedicated to certifying 802.11 devices.


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