What network type replaced cables?

Which network type is considered a “personal area network” and was designed to minimize the number of cables used in our computing environments?

A) 802.11

B) Ethernet

C) Bluetooth

D) FireWire

E) Mr. Wiggins’ Super-Cool Invisible Network Cable

The answer: C) Bluetooth

Bluetooth is primarily known as the network that drives wireless ear pieces, but its capabilities extend well beyond remote speakers and microphones. The Bluetooth networking standard drives everything from wireless headphones, mice, keyboards, and remote storage devices.

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