Jennifer Minella writing for Security Uncorked comments:
Wireless networking presents a unique set of challenges that have to be overcome to get information from point A to point B. Most of the quirkiness of wireless technologies has to do with the controls put in place to allow it to operate over the physical medium of the air. From collision avoidance to time slicing and even data rates, the functions and characteristics of wireless success (and failure) can most often be traced to the challenges of communicating over the air.
Wireless 101 requires knowledge of how radio waves behave. Know this and the rest becomes much easier.
Read more at: Wireless for Beginners Part 1: RF and Waves