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How Data Travels Over A Wireless Network

MAP LEGEND FOLLOW THE PATH Wireless Connection Follow the path Jeff's picture takes as he sends it from his phone to his friend Vijay's laptop. Wired Connection This infographic courtesy of O TIME WARNER CABLE THE POWEE OF YOU Check out our blog www.twcableuntangled.com 01 Jeff takes a picture on his phone that is encoded as an MMS message, converted to IP to be sent to his friend Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER 02 The radio in Jeff's phone encodes the message as radio signals to be sent out over the air. 12 The packets are transmitted over JEFF switches & routers to an e-mail server. 16 His laptop's radio receives the signals, converts them back into packets, then Vijay's e-mail application upacks Jeff's picture. • 11 The base station receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. CELL TOWER VIJAY 10 His laptop's radio encodes packets for radio signals to be sent out over the air. 09 Vijay's laptop packages the "send/receive" request as IP packets to the e-mail server. 03 The base station that is located at the cell tower receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. 08 Vijay opens his laptop equipped with a wireless internet card & clicks "send/receive" in his email program. • 04 The message is transmitted over switches & routers to a message center, MESSAGE CENTER 05 The message center receives Jeff's message, converts it to an internet e-mail, then packages the e-mail & routes it over the internet. EMAIL SERVER 06 The message center sends the IP Packets over switches & routers to Vijay's e-mail server. 07 The e-mail server receives & stores the e-mail until ijay 13 The e-mail server packages the stored e-mail (with picture) in IP Packets destined for Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER retrieves it. 14 The packets are transmitted over switches & routers to a base station. 15 The base station receives the "wired" bits & encodes them for transmission over the airwaves. MAP LEGEND FOLLOW THE PATH Wireless Connection Follow the path Jeff's picture takes as he sends it from his phone to his friend Vijay's laptop. Wired Connection This infographic courtesy of O TIME WARNER CABLE THE POWEE OF YOU Check out our blog www.twcableuntangled.com 01 Jeff takes a picture on his phone that is encoded as an MMS message, converted to IP to be sent to his friend Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER 02 The radio in Jeff's phone encodes the message as radio signals to be sent out over the air. 12 The packets are transmitted over JEFF switches & routers to an e-mail server. 16 His laptop's radio receives the signals, converts them back into packets, then Vijay's e-mail application upacks Jeff's picture. • 11 The base station receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. CELL TOWER VIJAY 10 His laptop's radio encodes packets for radio signals to be sent out over the air. 09 Vijay's laptop packages the "send/receive" request as IP packets to the e-mail server. 03 The base station that is located at the cell tower receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. 08 Vijay opens his laptop equipped with a wireless internet card & clicks "send/receive" in his email program. • 04 The message is transmitted over switches & routers to a message center, MESSAGE CENTER 05 The message center receives Jeff's message, converts it to an internet e-mail, then packages the e-mail & routes it over the internet. EMAIL SERVER 06 The message center sends the IP Packets over switches & routers to Vijay's e-mail server. 07 The e-mail server receives & stores the e-mail until ijay 13 The e-mail server packages the stored e-mail (with picture) in IP Packets destined for Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER retrieves it. 14 The packets are transmitted over switches & routers to a base station. 15 The base station receives the "wired" bits & encodes them for transmission over the airwaves. MAP LEGEND FOLLOW THE PATH Wireless Connection Follow the path Jeff's picture takes as he sends it from his phone to his friend Vijay's laptop. Wired Connection This infographic courtesy of O TIME WARNER CABLE THE POWEE OF YOU Check out our blog www.twcableuntangled.com 01 Jeff takes a picture on his phone that is encoded as an MMS message, converted to IP to be sent to his friend Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER 02 The radio in Jeff's phone encodes the message as radio signals to be sent out over the air. 12 The packets are transmitted over JEFF switches & routers to an e-mail server. 16 His laptop's radio receives the signals, converts them back into packets, then Vijay's e-mail application upacks Jeff's picture. • 11 The base station receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. CELL TOWER VIJAY 10 His laptop's radio encodes packets for radio signals to be sent out over the air. 09 Vijay's laptop packages the "send/receive" request as IP packets to the e-mail server. 03 The base station that is located at the cell tower receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. 08 Vijay opens his laptop equipped with a wireless internet card & clicks "send/receive" in his email program. • 04 The message is transmitted over switches & routers to a message center, MESSAGE CENTER 05 The message center receives Jeff's message, converts it to an internet e-mail, then packages the e-mail & routes it over the internet. EMAIL SERVER 06 The message center sends the IP Packets over switches & routers to Vijay's e-mail server. 07 The e-mail server receives & stores the e-mail until ijay 13 The e-mail server packages the stored e-mail (with picture) in IP Packets destined for Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER retrieves it. 14 The packets are transmitted over switches & routers to a base station. 15 The base station receives the "wired" bits & encodes them for transmission over the airwaves. MAP LEGEND FOLLOW THE PATH Wireless Connection Follow the path Jeff's picture takes as he sends it from his phone to his friend Vijay's laptop. Wired Connection This infographic courtesy of O TIME WARNER CABLE THE POWEE OF YOU Check out our blog www.twcableuntangled.com 01 Jeff takes a picture on his phone that is encoded as an MMS message, converted to IP to be sent to his friend Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER 02 The radio in Jeff's phone encodes the message as radio signals to be sent out over the air. 12 The packets are transmitted over JEFF switches & routers to an e-mail server. 16 His laptop's radio receives the signals, converts them back into packets, then Vijay's e-mail application upacks Jeff's picture. • 11 The base station receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. CELL TOWER VIJAY 10 His laptop's radio encodes packets for radio signals to be sent out over the air. 09 Vijay's laptop packages the "send/receive" request as IP packets to the e-mail server. 03 The base station that is located at the cell tower receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. 08 Vijay opens his laptop equipped with a wireless internet card & clicks "send/receive" in his email program. • 04 The message is transmitted over switches & routers to a message center, MESSAGE CENTER 05 The message center receives Jeff's message, converts it to an internet e-mail, then packages the e-mail & routes it over the internet. EMAIL SERVER 06 The message center sends the IP Packets over switches & routers to Vijay's e-mail server. 07 The e-mail server receives & stores the e-mail until ijay 13 The e-mail server packages the stored e-mail (with picture) in IP Packets destined for Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER retrieves it. 14 The packets are transmitted over switches & routers to a base station. 15 The base station receives the "wired" bits & encodes them for transmission over the airwaves. MAP LEGEND FOLLOW THE PATH Wireless Connection Follow the path Jeff's picture takes as he sends it from his phone to his friend Vijay's laptop. Wired Connection This infographic courtesy of O TIME WARNER CABLE THE POWEE OF YOU Check out our blog www.twcableuntangled.com 01 Jeff takes a picture on his phone that is encoded as an MMS message, converted to IP to be sent to his friend Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER 02 The radio in Jeff's phone encodes the message as radio signals to be sent out over the air. 12 The packets are transmitted over JEFF switches & routers to an e-mail server. 16 His laptop's radio receives the signals, converts them back into packets, then Vijay's e-mail application upacks Jeff's picture. • 11 The base station receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. CELL TOWER VIJAY 10 His laptop's radio encodes packets for radio signals to be sent out over the air. 09 Vijay's laptop packages the "send/receive" request as IP packets to the e-mail server. 03 The base station that is located at the cell tower receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. 08 Vijay opens his laptop equipped with a wireless internet card & clicks "send/receive" in his email program. • 04 The message is transmitted over switches & routers to a message center, MESSAGE CENTER 05 The message center receives Jeff's message, converts it to an internet e-mail, then packages the e-mail & routes it over the internet. EMAIL SERVER 06 The message center sends the IP Packets over switches & routers to Vijay's e-mail server. 07 The e-mail server receives & stores the e-mail until ijay 13 The e-mail server packages the stored e-mail (with picture) in IP Packets destined for Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER retrieves it. 14 The packets are transmitted over switches & routers to a base station. 15 The base station receives the "wired" bits & encodes them for transmission over the airwaves. MAP LEGEND FOLLOW THE PATH Wireless Connection Follow the path Jeff's picture takes as he sends it from his phone to his friend Vijay's laptop. Wired Connection This infographic courtesy of O TIME WARNER CABLE THE POWEE OF YOU Check out our blog www.twcableuntangled.com 01 Jeff takes a picture on his phone that is encoded as an MMS message, converted to IP to be sent to his friend Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER 02 The radio in Jeff's phone encodes the message as radio signals to be sent out over the air. 12 The packets are transmitted over JEFF switches & routers to an e-mail server. 16 His laptop's radio receives the signals, converts them back into packets, then Vijay's e-mail application upacks Jeff's picture. • 11 The base station receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. CELL TOWER VIJAY 10 His laptop's radio encodes packets for radio signals to be sent out over the air. 09 Vijay's laptop packages the "send/receive" request as IP packets to the e-mail server. 03 The base station that is located at the cell tower receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. 08 Vijay opens his laptop equipped with a wireless internet card & clicks "send/receive" in his email program. • 04 The message is transmitted over switches & routers to a message center, MESSAGE CENTER 05 The message center receives Jeff's message, converts it to an internet e-mail, then packages the e-mail & routes it over the internet. EMAIL SERVER 06 The message center sends the IP Packets over switches & routers to Vijay's e-mail server. 07 The e-mail server receives & stores the e-mail until ijay 13 The e-mail server packages the stored e-mail (with picture) in IP Packets destined for Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER retrieves it. 14 The packets are transmitted over switches & routers to a base station. 15 The base station receives the "wired" bits & encodes them for transmission over the airwaves. MAP LEGEND FOLLOW THE PATH Wireless Connection Follow the path Jeff's picture takes as he sends it from his phone to his friend Vijay's laptop. Wired Connection This infographic courtesy of O TIME WARNER CABLE THE POWEE OF YOU Check out our blog www.twcableuntangled.com 01 Jeff takes a picture on his phone that is encoded as an MMS message, converted to IP to be sent to his friend Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER 02 The radio in Jeff's phone encodes the message as radio signals to be sent out over the air. 12 The packets are transmitted over JEFF switches & routers to an e-mail server. 16 His laptop's radio receives the signals, converts them back into packets, then Vijay's e-mail application upacks Jeff's picture. • 11 The base station receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. CELL TOWER VIJAY 10 His laptop's radio encodes packets for radio signals to be sent out over the air. 09 Vijay's laptop packages the "send/receive" request as IP packets to the e-mail server. 03 The base station that is located at the cell tower receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. 08 Vijay opens his laptop equipped with a wireless internet card & clicks "send/receive" in his email program. • 04 The message is transmitted over switches & routers to a message center, MESSAGE CENTER 05 The message center receives Jeff's message, converts it to an internet e-mail, then packages the e-mail & routes it over the internet. EMAIL SERVER 06 The message center sends the IP Packets over switches & routers to Vijay's e-mail server. 07 The e-mail server receives & stores the e-mail until ijay 13 The e-mail server packages the stored e-mail (with picture) in IP Packets destined for Vijay's laptop. CELL TOWER retrieves it. 14 The packets are transmitted over switches & routers to a base station. 15 The base station receives the "wired" bits & encodes them for transmission over the airwaves.

How Data Travels Over A Wireless Network

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Ever wonder how the photo you took on your phone gets to your friend's laptop? This infogaphic takes you on a technological journey, showing you what happens the second you click 'send' on your phone ...

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