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Old 05-28-2011, 05:34 AM
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Default What is this WAP

hey I have newly joined as s/w test engineer
i am fresher
i would like to know about WAP
what is this?
why is it used?
what if we not use?
how much i know is it is for wireless devices for accessing internet. So it is a specification for a set of communication protocol for these wireless devices.
now can anybody add more for better understanding
your help will be appreciated
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:05 AM
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The term WAP ie.wireless application protocol that allows mobile phones to communicate with the network....because cell phones were equipped with only very limited options (speed, memory, display) the page description language WML (Wireless Markup Language) developed as a replacement for HTML web pages are described in which normal.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:36 PM
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WAP is wireless application protocol that is used to connect mobile phones with wireless internet through the different cellular networks available. Many of the big voip providers like ooma, axvoice, skype etc are thinking of using this protocol in the future to offer mobile voip services on your cell phones . a new cell phone revolution waiting in its wings.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:55 AM
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good question, its actually wireless application protocol. Its basically an open standard used in web browser for small mobile devices. However, nowadays, most mobile phones use the HTML and don't require any sort of WAP markup so it's kindof like an old nanny
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:27 PM
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I will try to keep the explanation simple. So here we go:

1. WAP: Wireless Access Point is called central hub because every device which has got Wi-Fi will get into the network using this device. So you can consider this WAP device as default gateway (like we have in networking) for all Wi-Fi devices which are trying to communicate. For example you have got a ADSL connection at home and you have connected it to your desktop but you also want to connect your laptop to internet using this ADSL connection so what you will do is you will buy a Wireless router to which you will connect your desktop and laptop. You desktop will be directly connected to this router using wired connection however your laptop will connect to this router using Wi-Fi. So for your laptop this router will act as WAP.

2. All devices/servers which communicate to each other using WAP are considered to be wireless servers/devices. Please let me know if more explanation is required on this.

3. Server can communicate to each other using WiFi (without WAP) if their NICs are configured in Ad Hoc mode. Simple example of this will be your phone. You connect your phone to someone else phone using bluetooth to share data. In this way servers NIC will act as bluetooth device and will get detected by each other to transfer data. However, these servers will only be able to communicate with each other or any other device configured in the same way within the specified range. They will not be able to get onto the internet/network without WAP.

I hope this helps.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:55 AM
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WAP is wireless application protocol used to access information over a mobile wireless network.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:52 AM
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good explanations
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:58 AM
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WAP is all about accessing data of mobile through the network which come with wireless feature.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:35 AM
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Well WAP stands for Wireless Application Protocol and is used to access the internet through use of a cell phone if your cell hasn't got a GPRS Modem attached with it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:48 AM
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I will try to keep the explanation simple. So here we go:

1. WAP: Wireless Access Point is called central hub because every device which has got Wi-Fi will get into the network using this device. So you can consider this WAP device as default gateway (like we have in networking) for all Wi-Fi devices which are trying to communicate. For example you have got a ADSL connection at home and you have connected it to your desktop but you also want to connect your laptop to internet using this ADSL connection so what you will do is you will buy a Wireless router to which you will connect your desktop and laptop. You desktop will be directly connected to this router using wired connection however your laptop will connect to this router using Wi-Fi. So for your laptop this router will act as WAP.

2. All devices/servers which communicate to each other using WAP are considered to be wireless servers/devices. Please let me know if more explanation is required on this.

3. Server can communicate to each other using WiFi (without WAP) if their NICs are configured in Ad Hoc mode. Simple example of this will be your phone. You connect your phone to someone else phone using bluetooth to share data. In this way servers NIC will act as bluetooth device and will get detected by each other to transfer data. However, these servers will only be able to communicate with each other or any other device configured in the same way within the specified range. They will not be able to get onto the internet/network without WAP.

I hope this helps.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:28 PM
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I don't know about the other wireless carriers, but AT&T's switches use the designation "WAP" to determine data used by non-smartphones for billing purposes. Data plans for non-smartphones are cheaper and unlimited because, generally, "WAP phones" can't use the massive data amounts that smartphones usually do.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:25 AM
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Dear check google and wikipedia. Wireless Application protocol that i knows.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:28 AM
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WAP is Wireless Application Protocol. It is a specification for a set of communication protocols to standardize the way that wireless devices, such as cellular telephones and radio transceivers, can be used for Internet access, including e-mail, the World Wide Web, newsgroups, and instant messaging.
The WAP layers are:

-Wireless Application Environment (WAE)
-Wireless Session Layer (WSL)
-Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS)
-Wireless Transport Layer (WTP)
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:31 PM
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WAP stands for Wireless Application Protocol.

One can make use of this technology to get yourself connected to the internet through use of a cell phone or laptop if your cell hasn't got a GPRS Modem attached with it.
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The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is the de-facto world standard for the presentation and delivery of wireless information and telephony services on mobile phones and other wireless terminals rewindvintage.co.uk/
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:35 AM
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Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a protocol to surf the Internet from a cellular phone or other wireless devices.
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WAP is wireless application protocol used to access information over a mobile wireless network......

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Before phones had access to the mobile Internet we know today, they had WAP. It was slow as hell and couldn't be used to accessing full webpages. Phones, such as Nokia, has platforms built for WAP use, which you could use to download games or new ringtones.

Edge changed the game really. Allowing us to access the "Internet" (with URL's and everything!).
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I thing wap useage is definatley going to be up with the introduction of 4g
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