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Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly is "canning" in the context of wireless hardware? I'm not completely foreign to electronics and associated jargons, but being involved with OLCP is the first time I've heard the term used in such a context. --Yangman 14:56, 5 July 2006 (EDT)

Canning is RF encapsulation. It means putting a shield around the RF (radio frequency) components. You'll see on the board a copper border around the wireless space. A metal shield, in the form of a box with one side missing, is placed over this area, and soldered down. An RF shield decreases noise received, decreases noise emitted, and therefore increases range of the wireless circuit and antenna. It also helps the device to meet electromagnetic compatibility regulations, or other regulations concerning radios. --Quozl 19:33, 5 July 2006 (EDT)

Ah, so it literally is canning, like I suspected, and not some jargon. Thanks. --Yangman 01:58, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

Please fix the LinuxBIOS discussion in this page

Please fix the LinuxBIOS discussion which is out of date.

Done - thanks. - JordanCrouse (Talk to me!) 12:32, 14 September 2006 (EDT)