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Wireless networking has been around for some time. The University of Hawaii pioneered the wireless Local Area Network (LAN) idea with an experiment called ALOHANET way back in 1971. (Harty, 14) ALOHANET was an expensive, big iron system solving a serious problem, trading data among university sites scattered across four islands. (Harty, 14) Sun Microsystems created a perceptive hand-held mini-tablet computer called the Star 7 in 1992, which included 900 MHz wireless networking, but the poor Star 7 never made it to the market. (Harty, 15).
Here are some of the advantages of Local Area Networks(LAN's):