About Wireless Networking Posted on May 3, 2014 By Lisa Feierman 1. The 2014-2015 Classroom Projector Report: Special Features and Considerations - Table of Contents: Things to Consider!2. About Ultra Short Throw, and Very Short Throw Projectors - About Ultra Short Throw, and Very Short Throw Projectors3. About Interactive Projectors - About Interactive Projectors4. About Laser Pointers, Optical Pointers, Tablets and General Remote Mousing - About About Laser Pointers, Optical Pointers, Tablets and General Remote Mousing5. About Pocket Projectors - Pocket Projectors - They Have Come of Age6. About Solid State Light Engines - About Solid State Light Engines7. About Interchangeable Lenses - About Interchangeable Lenses8. About PC Free Presenting, BYOD, Presenting Over Network - About PC Free Presenting, BYOD, Presenting Over Network9. About HDMI (or DVI), USB, DisplayLink USB Interfacing - About HDMI (or DVI), USB, DisplayLink USB Interfacing10. About Picture Quality – Brightness, Color Fidelity, Accuracy, Color vs Brightness - About Picture Quality – Brightness, Color Fidelity, Accuracy, Color vs Brightness11. About Cost of Operation, Maintenance, Filters - About Cost of Operation, Maintenance, Filters - Cost of Installation - Cost of Replacement Lamps - Cost of Replacing Lamps - Filter Costs12. About Wireless Networking - About Wireless Networking13. About Wired Networking and Networking Protocols - About Wired Networking and Networking Protocols14. About Cloud Presenting/Teaching - About Cloud Presenting/Teaching15. About Presenting / Teaching from iOS and Android devices - About Presenting / Teaching from iOS and Android devices16. About Active and Passive 3D In the Classroom - About Active and Passive 3D In the Classroom - Active vs. Passive17. About Cost of Operation and Ownership - Upfront Costs - Post-Sale Costs - That's A Wrap About Wireless NetworkingWith many manufacturers current projectors its common to see some models without wireless networking and other similar ones with, giving the buyer the choice. Also popular are wireless modules, that allow a projector without wireless networking built in, to add it inexpensively. While wireless can be very useful in the classroom to interface a projector with students computers and tablets, as well as guest lecturers, wireless networking alone is not normally an alternative to serious “wired” networking features that allow command and control from centralized school or district support. Today for most wireless networking, you simply need a tablet and app, or a computer that has wireless networking to be in business. After that, it comes down to what features are supported. Some of today’s projectors will even allow up to four computers to display data simultaneously from student devices, via wireless. (That can also be accomplished by some projectors with wired networking. Wireless can be a quick and easy way to have people plug in and present/teach. With tablets, wireless may also allow interactive features such as annotating. More than half of the 18 projectors we use as examples in this report either have wireless networking built in, or have it as an option. It is particularly common on pocket projectors, as they are the most mobile of projectors.