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The First Wireless Network Norm Abramson , a passionate surfer and professor at the University of Hawaii, was keen to know what the waves were like on the other islands. Therefore he developed a radio network that would allow for communication, using a protocol telling the computers how to share the airwaves. Launched in 1970, using radio waves rather than telephone lines to network computers, ALOHANET was the first wireless network involving computers. ALOHANET and many other small networks were later linked up to ARPANET.