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Wi-Fi (802. 11) Network Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0072226234

ISBN-13: 9780072226232

Edition: 2003

Authors: Neil P. Reid, Ron Seide

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Written by Cisco experts on Wireless LAN deployments in corporate, government and residential markets, this book presents wireless technology as an integral component of networks, rather than an add-on.
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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 12/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 363
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Moving from Wired to Wireless Networks
A Brief History of Wireless LANsp. 3
Radio, the Foundation of the Wireless LANp. 4
A Founding Mother of Wireless LANsp. 5
Wireless Data Acquisition Systems: The Precursors of the Wireless LANp. 7
The First Wireless LANsp. 9
802.11: The First Wireless LAN Standardp. 11
A Summary of Common WLAN Standardsp. 13
Globalization of Standardsp. 14
Early Technology Adopters vs. Standardsp. 16
Technological Maturityp. 17
Stability of Basic Designp. 17
Interoperabilityp. 17
How 802.11 and Other Standards Are Developedp. 18
Introduction of New Technologyp. 18
Relatively High Interest by Developersp. 19
Deployment of Technology to Early Adoptersp. 19
Standards Definition by One or More Technology Providersp. 20
Establishment of Standard by Standards Bodyp. 20
Ratification of Standard by Technology Providersp. 21
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineersp. 22
Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance and Wi-Fip. 27
Competing WLAN Standardsp. 28
The 802.11 Standardp. 30
The HomeRF Standardp. 34
The BlueTooth Standardp. 35
Understanding Radio Frequency Fundamentalsp. 37
Frequency Basicsp. 40
Power Transmissionp. 41
Frequency Bandsp. 44
Modulationp. 44
Spreading Techniquesp. 50
Duplexing Techniquesp. 60
Error Controlp. 61
Earth Curvature Calculation for 802.11 Bridgesp. 64
The RF Physical Layerp. 65
The RF Physical Layer--Layer 1p. 66
The Fundamental Radio Elementsp. 66
The Radiop. 67
The 802.11 Radiop. 67
The Primary MAC Layer Functionsp. 74
Antennasp. 78
Designing Your Enterprise Wireless LAN
Performance, Architechtural, and Interoperability Considerationsp. 91
Wi-Fi Performancep. 93
The Data Rates Supported by Wi-Fip. 93
What Really Matters: Throughputp. 97
Going the Distance: Rangep. 110
Interoperabilityp. 115
Checklistp. 117
802.11a and 802.11g: High Performance Wireless LAN Standardsp. 119
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexingp. 121
Different Bands, Different Benefitsp. 123
Checklistp. 135
Understanding the Regulatory Environmentp. 137
They're Here to Help: The Regulatory Agencies Applicable to Wi-Fip. 138
Regulatory Domainsp. 138
The FCC Regulatory Domainp. 140
The ETSI Domainp. 148
The Japanese Regulatory Domainp. 152
Other Regulatory Domainsp. 153
Checklistp. 153
WLAN Equipment and Component Selection
Selecting the Right Wireless LAN Equipment Componentsp. 157
Defining the WLAN Requirementsp. 158
Migrations of the Technologyp. 159
Defining Your Technology Requirementsp. 161
Selecting Necessary WLAN Servicesp. 164
Hardware Selection of the Access Pointp. 166
Single or Dual Radio Architecturep. 168
Selecting the Client Productp. 171
Summaryp. 172
Integrating WLAN into Your Network Infrastructure
Wireless LANs in the Enterprisep. 175
What Is the Enterprise?p. 176
Wi-Fi Deployment in the Enterprisep. 178
Designating Areasp. 178
Capacity Planningp. 183
Coverage Planning: The Site Surveyp. 186
Wi-Fi Management in the Enterprisep. 199
Maintaining the Infrastructurep. 200
Monitoring the Infrastructurep. 202
Checklistp. 202
Wireless LANs in Small, Branch, and Home Officesp. 205
The Primary Issues to Consider When Selecting 802.11 Equipmentp. 206
How Will the WLAN Be Used?p. 207
Which Protocol--11b, 11a, or 11g?p. 208
How Many Access Points?p. 209
Which Vendor to Select for Access Points and Client Adapters?p. 209
Which Antennas to Select for the Access Points and Client Adapters?p. 213
What Security Protocol to Use?p. 214
Self-Installation or Professional Installation?p. 215
Who to Call If the Network Goes Down?p. 215
Where to Acquire Training for the Devices for Deployment and Use?p. 215
Summaryp. 216
Wi-Fi Security Best Practicesp. 217
Authentication and Encryptionp. 218
Authenticationp. 218
Encryptionp. 222
WEP: When Equivalency Isn't Equalp. 224
802.1X Authenticationp. 229
Dynamic Encryption Keysp. 231
The 802.11i Standardp. 233
Different Types of Security for Different Applicationsp. 239
Checklistp. 242
QoS in Wireless LANsp. 243
Identifying Time-Sensitive Trafficp. 246
Prioritizing Trafficp. 247
The 802.11e Standard and WMEp. 247
Enhanced Distributed Control Functionp. 249
Hybrid Control Functionp. 251
Checklistp. 253
802.11 and the Last Mile
Hotspots: Public Access of Wireless LANsp. 257
Where's the Wi-Fi?p. 258
Business Models for Hotspotsp. 260
Settlements and Billingp. 261
Regulatory Issuesp. 263
Early Wi-Fi Service Providersp. 264
Checklistp. 265
802.11 In the Service Provider Marketp. 267
U-NII, 802.11a and the Last Milep. 268
802.11 As Final Mile for Fiber Lateral Bypassp. 280
802.11 for Extension of DSL and Cablep. 281
Practical Considerations for Using 802.11b for Final Milep. 281
Two Notes of Advice for Final Mile and Service Providersp. 285
Venture Capital Aspects of Unlicensed vs. Licensed Spectrump. 287
Audio, Video, Voice, and Data to a PDA over 802.11 at a Nuclear Power Plantp. 291
General Site and Industry Considerationsp. 292
Site Survey Considerationsp. 295
Hardwarep. 305
Softwarep. 306
Securityp. 307
802.11 Network Usesp. 309
Glossaryp. 311
Indexp. 345
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