Edit / A wireless LAN technology designed for in-home use. It transmits in the 2.4 GHz spectrum using FHSS with FSK to transmit its signals. It divides the spectrum into channels ( TDMA) and controls channel access with CSMA/CA. It has a theoretical maximum data rate of 10 Mbps and transmits over 50 meters. See Also: 802.11b IrDA 802.15.1
Home Radio Frequency. The HomeRF Working Group is an association of companies working together to promote widespread deployment of compatible, low-cost solutions for in-home RF-based networking. Intel is a charter member of the HomeRF organization, and AnyPoint Wireless Home Network products are designed to conform to the HomeRF specification.
is a 1.2Mbps wireless LAN (WLAN) standard, lagging behind 802.11 mainly because of its data rate. A newer, HomeRF version 2.0 spec with 10Mbps throughput and the ability to support multiple channels of voice communication without interfering with or using data transmission bandwidth is being introduced. hop A hop is the trip a data packet takes from one router to another in a packet-switching network. On a routed TCP/IP network, such as the Internet, the hop count is kept in the packet header and used to detect routing loops (packets with excessive hop count are discarded). The hop count is an important metric in finding the shortest path between nodes, and can be more significant than their geographical separation. hotspot