CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs

ISBN-10: 1133132170
ISBN-13: 9781133132172
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: Mark Ciampa
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List price: $179.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 6/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3rd Edition provides you with the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills needed to work with wireless technology in a network administration environment as well as pass the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) exam. The text covers fundamental topics, such as planning, designing, installing, securing, and configuring wireless LANs. It also details common wireless LAN uses including maintenance, security, and business applications. The third edition is designed around the latest version of the CWNA exam, as well as the new IEEE 802.11 standard, making CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS the practical guide that prepares you for real-world wireless networking.

Mark Ciampa is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is a PhD student at Indiana State University in Digital Communications. Prior to this he was an Associate Professor and the Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Mark has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee, and has taught in higher education for over 25 years. He is the author of several Course Technology books, including Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security In Your World 2ed, CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs 2ed, Wireless# Guide to Wireless Communications 2ed, and CWSP Guide to Wireless Security.

Introduction
The World of Wireless
Wireless Applications
Education
Business
Industry
Travel
Public Safety
Health Care
Wireless Advantages and Disadvantages
Advantages
Disadvantages
Types of Wireless Networks
Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN)
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (WMAN)
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Comparison of Wireless Networks
Wireless Standards Organizations and Regulatory Agencies
International Telecommunication Union Radio Communication Sector (ITU-R)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Wi-Fi Alliance
Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Wireless Local Area Networks
Understanding Standards
The Need for Standards
Sources of Standards
Types of Wireless LANs
IEEE 802.11-2007
IEEE 802.11n-2009
WLAN Client Hardware and Software
Wireless Client Network Interface Card
Client Utility Software
WLAN Infrastructure Devices
Access Points (APs)
WLAN Bridges
Gateways
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Devices
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Radio Frequency Fundamentals
Principles of Radio Frequency
What Are Electromagnetic Waves?
Electromagnetic Wave Characteristics
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Radio Frequency Modulation
Analog Modulation
Digital Modulation
RF Signal Strength Measurements
Milliwatt (mW)
Decibel Milliwatt (dBm)
Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
Percentage
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Radio Frequency Behavior
Propagation Behaviors
Impact of Behaviors
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Antennas
Antenna Concepts
What Is an Antenna?
Antenna Measurements
Types of Antennas
Omnidirectional Antennas
Semidirectional Antennas
Highly-Directional Antennas
Antenna Coverage Patterns
Azimuth and Elevation
Beamwidth
Fresnel Zone
Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MEMO)
What Is MIMO?
MIMO Signal Processing Techniques
Antenna Installation
Location
Antenna Accessories
Measuring Antenna Performance
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Physical Layer Standards
Wireless Modulation Techniques
Narrowband Transmission
Spread-Spectrum Transmissions
Comparison of Modulation Technologies
IEEE 802.11 Physical Layer Standards
IEEE 802.11b Physical Layer Standards
IEEE 802.11a Physical Layer Standards
IEEE 802.11g Physical Layer Standards
IEEE 802.11n Physical Layer Standards
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Media Access Control Layer Standards
WLAN Service Sets
Basic Service Set
Extended Service Set
Independent Basic Service Set
802.11 Media Access Control Layer Frame Formats and Types
MAC Frame Formats
MAC Frame Types
MAC Operations
Discovering the WLAN
Joining the WLAN
Transmitting on the WLAN
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
WLAN Management and Architectures
Autonomous Access Point Architectures
Network Connectivity
Feature Sets
Advantages and Limitations
Controller-Based Architectures
Access Points
Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs)
Other Architectures
WLAN Arrays
Cooperative Control
Cloud Management
Wireless Mesh Networks
Multiple-Channel Architecture vs. Single-Channel Architecture Models
Multiple-Channel Architecture (MCA)
Single-Channel Architecture (SCA)
Wireless Network Management Systems (WNMS)
Power Management
Basic Power Management
Enhanced Power Management
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Conducting a Site Survey
What Is a Site Survey?
Purpose of a Site Survey
When to Perform a Site Survey
Types of Site Surveys
Site Survey Tools
Wireless Device Tools
Specialized Tools
Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) Tools and Surveys
Procedures for Performing a Site Survey
Gathering Data
Performing the Survey
Creating the Site Survey Report
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Wireless LAN Security Vulnerabilities
Principles of Information Security
What Is Information Security?
Challenges of Information Security
Wireless Attacks
Enterprise Attacks
Mobile User Attacks
Home Attacks
Legacy IEEE 802.11 Security Protections
Access Control
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Authentication
Vulnerabilities of IEEE 802.11 Security
Authentication
Address Filtering
WEP
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Implementing Wireless LAN Security
Transitional Solutions
WEP2
Dynamic WEP
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
IEEE 802.11i/WPA2
Encryption
Authentication
Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
Wireless Security Systems
Features
Other Wireless Security Tools
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Secure Device Management Protocols
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Rogue AP Discovery Tools
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Managing a Wireless LAN
Procedural Security Defenses
Managing Risk
Defenses Against Attacks
Monitoring the Wireless Network
WLAN Monitoring Tools
Standard Network Monitoring Tools
Maintaining the Wireless Network
Upgrade Firmware
RF Site Tuning
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Wireless Network Troubleshooting and Optimization
Troubleshooting a Wireless Network
RF Interference
WLAN Configuration
Wireless Device Troubleshooting
WLAN Optimization
Channel Optimization
Access Point Optimization
Wireless Device Optimization
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
Other Wireless Networks
Wireless Personal Area Networks (IEEE 802.15)
Bluetooth (802.15.1-2005)
Ultra-Wideband (802.15.3c-2009)
Low Rate Technologies (802.15.4)
Body Area Networks (802.15.6)
Visible Light Communications (802.15.7)
Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks
Free Space Optics (FSO)
Broadband Radio Service (BRS)
Wireless Wide Area Networks
WiMAX (802.16)
Long Term Evolution (LTE)
IEEE 802.11ac
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-On Projects
Case Projects
CWNA Certification Exam Objectives
URLs for Hands-On Projects
Wireless Web Sites
Wireless Standards Organizations and Regulatory Agencies
Technical Support
Wireless Security
Security Organizations
Wireless Tools
Other
Glossary
Index

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