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Wireless LANs

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ISBN-10: 0672320584

ISBN-13: 9780672320583

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Jim Geier

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Jim Geier examines and assesses recently adopted emerging wireless LAN and PAN technologies/standards, including IEEE 802 and Bluetooth. Real world experience is offered through case studies and implementation tips throughout the text.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 7/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

The Organization of This Book
Updates to This Book Compared to the First Edition
Wireless Networks--A First Look
Introduction to Wireless Networks
Wireless LAN Benefits
Installation in Difficult-to-Wire Areas
Increased Reliability
Reduced Installation Time
Long-Term Cost Savings
Wireless LAN Applications
Home and Small Office
General Enterprise Systems
Wireless Services
Wireless LAN Technologies
IEEE 802.11
Wireless LAN Implications
Multipath Propagation
Path Loss
Radio Signal Interference
Limited Battery Longevity
System Interoperability
Network Security
Application Connectivity Problems
Installation Issues
Health Risks
Wireless LANs: A Historical Perspective
Wireless Network Configurations
Wireless LAN Architecture
Medium Access Control (MAC) Sublayer
Physical Layer
Wireless LAN Components and Systems
End-User Appliances
Network Software
Wireless Network Interface Card
Wireless Local Bridges
The Communications Channel
Peer-to-Peer Wireless LANs
Multiple Cell Wireless LANs
Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks
Radio-Based Wireless Point-to-Point Network
Laser-Based Wireless Point-To-Point Networks
Radio-Based Wireless Point-to-Multipoint Networks
Overview of the IEEE 802.11 Standard
The Importance of Standards
Types of Standards
Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Benefits of the 802.11 Standard
The IEEE 802 LAN Standards Family
IEEE 802.2 LLC Overview
IEEE 802.2 LLC Services
LLC/MAC Layer Service Primitives
Introduction to the IEEE 802.11 Standard
IEEE 802.11 Topology
Independent BSS (IBSS) Networks
Extended Service Set (ESS) Networks
IEEE 802.11 Logical Architecture
IEEE 802.11 MAC Layer
IEEE 802.11 Physical Layers
IEEE 802.11 Services
Station Services
Distribution System Services
Station States and Corresponding Frame Types
Inside IEEE 802.11
IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer
IEEE 802.11 MAC Layer Operations
Accessing the Wireless Medium
Joining a Network
Providing Authentication and Privacy
MAC Frame Structure
Overall MAC Frame Format
Frame Control Field
MAC Frame Types
Management Frames
Control Frames
Data Frames
IEEE 802.11 Physical (PHY) Layer
Physical Layer Architecture
Physical Layer Operations
Physical Layer Service Primitives
Carrier Sense Function
Transmit Function
Receive Function
IEEE 802.11 Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) Physical Layer
FHSS Physical Layer Convergence Procedure
FHSS Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) Sublayer
IEEE 802.11 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Physical Layer
DSSS Physical Layer Convergence Procedure (PLCP) Sublayer
DSSS Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) Sublayer
IEEE 802.11 High Rate Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (HR-DSSS) Physical Layer
HR-DSSS Physical Medium Dependent Sublayer
IEEE 802.11 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Physical Layer
OFDM Physical Layer Convergence Procedure
OFDM Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) Sublayer
IEEE 802.11 Infrared (IR) Physical Layer
IR Physical Layer Convergence Procedure (PLCP) Sublayer
IR Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) Sublayer
Deploying Wireless LANs
Wireless System Integration
Wireless System Architecture
Network Distribution Systems
IEEE 802.3 Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA)
IEEE 802.5 Token Ring
ANSI Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
Wide Area Networking Concepts
Private Versus Public WANs
Roaming Protocols
Communications Protocols
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
Internet Protocol (IP)
Issues with TCP/IP over Wireless LANs
Mobile IP
Connectivity Software
Terminal Emulation
Direct Database Connectivity
Intranet-Based Connectivity Software
Planning a Wireless LAN
Managing a Wireless LAN Implementation
Establishing Project-Management Principles
Planning a System Project
Executing the Project
Requirements Analysis Steps
Eliciting Information
Defining Requirements
Updating the Project Plan
Types of Wireless LAN Requirements
Questions for Defining Wireless LAN Requirements
Analyzing the Feasibility of a Wireless LAN
Performing a Preliminary Design
Developing a Business Case
Making the Decision to Proceed
Implementing a Wireless LAN
Designing a Wireless LAN
Assessing Technologies
Technology Assessment Parameters
Technology Evaluation Methodology
Selecting Products
Verifying the Design
Documenting the Design
Procuring Components
Preparing for Operational Support of a Wireless LAN
Documenting Plans for Operational Support
Preparing for the Transfer to Operational Mode
Installing a Wireless LAN
Planning the Installation
Staging the Components
Installing the Components
Testing the Installation
Performing Testing
Finalizing the Project