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Wireless Technology Wireless technology is a booming business that's discovering far reaching benefits on a global level. Corporations, schools, homes, and cafes are implementing wireless solutions as individual users and organizations seek more liberty and constant access. Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) is the latest buzzword to capture the market in our personal quest for access anywhere at any time. All this comes at a cost. Safety is a significant concern moving forward, in addition to having too much access that doesn't result in desired personal downtime. In the end what is more valuable, access or protected access at the right time? Wireless Technology Overview Based on VoiceandData.com (2005), wireless "refers to communications, monitoring or control systems in which electromagnetic or acoustic waves carry a signal through atmospheric space instead of along a cable". In short, wireless access is a way in which one can connect to a Wireless Access Point (WAP), or even WiFi spot without having physical access. Though there are more and more installations of wireless access going on every day in our businesses and houses, I'd guess that many people don't understand the underlying layers of wireless access, including myself. That said I was able to discover, but not confirm, the following information that refers to the layers of the wireless access protocol along with the source of WAP. According to Chris Bennett's, Building Dynamic WAP Applications with MobileDev (2001), the layers of WAP include Wireless Application Environment (WAE), Wireless Session Layer (WSL), Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS), and Wireless Transport Layer (WTP). WAP was invented by four companies: Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, and Unwired Planet (now P.. .