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A good Honours project should always have an element of research in it. If you're stuck for ideas, here's a few of the current research areas in wireless and ad-hoc networks - taken from the IEEE Conference Applications and Services in Wireless Networks (ASWN 2003):

Media Distribution over Wireless Networks;
New Data Services for Wireless Network;
Audio-visual Applications for Home and Business;
Inter Domain and Inter System Mobility;
QoS Profiling and Pricing, end-to-end QoS
Security and AAA Aspects;
Nomadic Services, Interface Management ;
Mobile ad-hoc Networks, Multihop Wireless Networks;
Wireless Local Loop Technologies;
Wireless Personal Area Networks;
Software Radios;
Enabling Technologies and Architectures, 3G and beyond;
Service Development, Validation & Test;
Service Creation and Discovery; Location-based Services;
Middleware for Mobile Applications and Services;
Mobile Multimedia;
Performance of Mobile/Wireless Networks and Systems
Mobile Service Interworking;
Context and Ambient Awareness;
Cooperative Networks.

A good place to start in developing a project is to view research papers. From Napier you can download the papers from ACM. Here are a few links on networking, wireless and mobile devices

Wireless Networks Journal

MiniCom [Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking] [2002]

Wireless sensors

Network Support for Video and Audio [International Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video]

NetGames: Network and System Support for Games

SC: Conference on High Performance Networking and Computing

SCN: Simulation of Computer Networks

CCS: Conference on Computer and Communications Security

DIAL M: Workshop on Discrete Algothrithms and Methods for MOBILE Computing and Communications

MSWiM: International Workshop on Modeling Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems

MobiDE: International Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access