Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN)
Definition - What does Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) mean?
A wireless personal area network (WPAN) is a type of personal network that uses wireless communication technologies to communicate and transfer data between the user’s connected devices. It allows an individual to connect all or most of his or her devices together and access the Internet or a local network using any of the native/supported wireless communication techniques.
WPAN is also known as a short wireless distance network.
Techopedia explains Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN)
For example, a laptop can be connected to the Internet wirelessly by creating a Bluetooth WPAN with a cell phone. The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Internet connectivity of the cell phone can be shared with the laptop, and all data packets to and from the laptop are sent over the Bluetooth-powered WPAN.
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