Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference

Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference

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Your quick-and-easy reference to 802.11 WLAN components and protocols Access wireless Cisco product information, including coverage on wireless client adapters and IP phones Learn the ideal configuration of access points, bridges, antennas, and routers for your specific situation Integrate a Cisco solution with various wireless networking gear Configure and troubleshoot access points and client devices promptly Optimize, secure, and tune your WLAN by following helpful tips and hints Refer to charts and tables that both network beginners and professionals can easily scan Make the right decision about your organization's wireless network with quick leverageWhether you are a network engineer, network administrator, business decision maker, or student, you know that wireless networking capabilities are an increasingly essential part of your purchasing and implementing decisions. You want the most out of your wireless gear, but memorizing every product and protocol is daunting when faced with a myriad of solutions and options. Now, you can turn to Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference, a time-saving tool for the office, field, or classroom lab, when you need a memory-refresher or a quick-tip guide on maximizing your wireless network. If you work on a wireless network using Cisco (R) technologies, keep this book within reach. Compact and convenient, this concise reference can be browsed occasionally or consulted regularly for a glance at a technical specification or that elusive command argument. Divided into three easy-to-follow sections, Part I describes and provides ways for Cisco wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment offerings to be integrated into an existing network. Part II covers how to configure access points and clients and how to set up and manage a secure wireless network. Lastly, Part III shows you how to maintain a wireless network and troubleshoot common wireless issues. Meant to be used in a hands-on capacity, this transportable guide is a practical tool when performing a variety of tasks on your wireless network. This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press (R), which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 149.9 x 223.5 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 158705227X
  • 9781587052279
  • 1,345,341

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Your quick-and-easy reference to 802.11 WLAN components and protocols Access wireless Cisco product information, including coverage on wireless client adapters and IP phones Learn the ideal configuration of access points, bridges, antennas, and routers for your specific situation Integrate a Cisco solution with various wireless networking gear Configure and troubleshoot access points and client devices promptly Optimize, secure, and tune your WLAN by following helpful tips and hints Refer to charts and tables that both network beginners and professionals can easily scan Make the right decision about your organization's wireless network with quick leverage Whether you are a network engineer, network administrator, business decision maker, or student, you know that wireless networking capabilities are an increasingly essential part of your purchasing and implementing decisions. You want the most out of your wireless gear, but memorizing every product and protocol is daunting when faced with a myriad of solutions and options. Now, you can turn to "Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference," a time-saving tool for the office, field, or classroom lab, when you need a memory-refresher or a quick-tip guide on maximizing your wireless network. If you work on a wireless network using Cisco(R) technologies, keep this book within reach. Compact and convenient, this concise reference can be browsed occasionally or consulted regularly for a glance at a technical specification or that elusive command argument. Divided into three easy-to-follow sections, Part I describes and provides ways for Cisco wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment offerings to be integrated into an existing network. Part II covers how to configure access points and clients and how to set up and manage a secure wireless network. Lastly, Part III shows you how to maintain a wireless network and troubleshoot common wireless issues. Meant to be used in a hands-on capacity, this transportable guide is a practical tool when performing a variety of tasks on your wireless network. This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press(R), which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
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Table of contents

PrefaceIntroductionChapter 1 Cisco Wireless EquipmentCisco Aironet APsCisco Aironet 1100 SeriesAironet 1130AG Series APCisco Aironet 1200 SeriesAironet 1230AG Series APCisco Aironet 1300 SeriesAP Quick ComparisonAirespaceCisco 1000 Series Lightweight APCisco WLAN ControllersCisco Wireless BridgesCisco Aironet 1300 Series as a BridgeCisco Aironet 1400 SeriesWireless Bridge Quick ComparisonCisco Client AdaptersCisco Aironet 350Cisco Aironet 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g CardBus and PCI Wireless Client LAN AdaptersCisco Aironet 5 GHz 802.11a AdapterClient Adapter Quick ComparisonCisco Wireless Router and Switch ServicesCisco 3200 Series Wireless and Mobile RoutersCisco Catalyst 6500 Series SwitchesCisco Wireless 7920 IP PhoneCisco Compatible Extensions (CCX)Other ResourcesChapter 2 Cisco AntennasModelsAntenna Tech PrimerBeam WidthGainCisco 2.4-GHz AntennasCisco 5-GHz Bridge AntennasCisco 2.4-GHz Bridge AntennasDiversityConfiguring Multiple Antennas for DiversityOptimal Antenna Placement for DiversityUpgrading AntennasAdding a New AntennaPlacement Considerations with a New Type of AntennaRangeInterferenceAlignmentThe Best Antenna for the Best ScenarioWarehousesOfficesBridgingRules, Regulations, and Legalities of Antenna Usage and PlacementThe Right Antenna for the Right DevicePower RegulationAmplificationOther ResourcesChapter 3 Cisco Wireless Technologies Cisco SWANSWAN HighlightsRoamingRF ManagementCisco Mobile Wireless CenterProvisioning ManagerFault MediatorPerformance MediatorCisco Wireless CertificationsWLAN Design SpecialistWLAN Sales SpecialistWLAN Support SpecialistOther ResourcesChapter 4 Wireless SecuritySecurity OverviewWEP OverviewWEP WeaknessesIEEE 802.1X AuthenticationManage Port AccessAttacking with MAC802.1X ProtocolsExtensible Authentication ProtocolEAP-TLSCisco Wireless EAPPEAPPEAP OverviewPEAP Version 0 and Version 1EAP-FASTComparison of 802.1X Authentication MethodsWi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)WPAWPA2EncryptionData Encryption Standard (DES)Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)Other ResourcesChapter 5 Installing and Configuring Access PointsSite SurveyAP Location for Site SurveyPerforming the SurveyManual Site SurveyAssisted Site SurveyAnalyzing Your SiteCablingEncryption and Authentication40/64-Bit Versus 104/128-Bit EncryptionSetting WEP Keys Using the CLI802.1X Configuration802.1X CLI ConfigurationAntenna PlacementInitial SettingsExpress Set-UpExpress Security Set-UpAPs as RepeatersRepeater OverviewConfiguring Repeater APsConfiguring a Repeater Using the CLIOther ResourcesChapter 6 Configuring ClientsClient UtilitiesACU and Aironet Desktop Utility (ADU)ACMCEMLSMNetwork DiscoveryClient ConfigurationProfilesCreating a ProfileSelecting an Active ProfileSetting System ParametersChoosing Between Infrastructure and Ad HocAdvanced Infrastructure ParametersAdvanced Ad Hoc ParametersConfiguring SecurityConfiguring WEP KeysConfiguring 802.1X AuthenticationLEAPHost-based EAPConfiguring EAP in WindowsEAP-TLSPEAPEAP-SIMChapter 7 Wireless and Wired LAN Integration OverviewWireless Network Design ConsiderationsEstablish Your Network's SizeDetermining BandwidthDesigning for Special NeedsOrganizational NeedsPhysical ConstraintsAntennasDesign ChecklistTopologiesWLAN TopologiesAd HocInfrastructureBridge TopologiesChannel SetupIntegration IssuesSecurity PlanningVirtual LANsUsing Cisco Equipment with Third-Party VendorsIntegration ChecklistConnecting Your NetworkAddress ManagementAccess ControlRoamingFast, Secure RoamingConfiguring WDSStep 1: Configure Your APs or Switches as WDS DevicesStep 2: Configure Your APs to Use the WDS DeviceStep 3: Enable Layer 3 Mobility to an SSIDStep 4: Configure the Authentication Server to Support Fast, Secure RoamingOther ResourcesChapter 8 Wireless Security: Next StepsFilteringMAC FilteringSetting MAC FiltersIP FilteringSetting IP FiltersWPAConnecting to a RADIUS ServerConfiguring the AP for RADIUS ConnectionConfiguring the RADIUS ServerDefining AuthenticationBuilding a HoneypotChapter 9 CiscoWorks LAN Management SolutionCiscoWorks LMS OverviewCampus ManagerDevice Fault ManagerResource Manager EssentialsCiscoViewCiscoWorks Management ServerCommon ServicesConfiguring CiscoWorks LMSLMS HomepageInitial TasksAutomatic Device DiscoveryAdding Devices Using DCABulk ImportCollecting DataPerforming Application TasksCampus ManagerRMEDFMInternetwork Performance MonitorOther ResourcesChapter 10 CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE)DashboardManaging WLANsConfiguring DevicesRadio ManagementConfiguring the Network for Radio ManagerCollecting Radio Location DataGenerating Radio ParametersRadio Manager FeaturesAuto Re-Site SurveySelf HealingDetecting InterferenceSecurityManaging SecurityRogue AP Detection and MitigationChapter 12 Tuning AP Radio ParametersPower TuningManaging Power Settings on the APManaging Power Settings on the ClientRadio TuningDetermining Optimal Channel and FrequencyTuning to the Optimal Channel and FrequencyData ConfigurationData RatesConfiguring Antenna UsageConfiguring the Beacon Period and DTIMConfiguring the RTS ThresholdConfiguring Data RetriesConfiguring the Fragmentation ThresholdChapter 13 Network Tuning Tools and ResourcesSignal StrengthUsing PerfmonViewsChart ViewAlert ViewLog ViewReport ViewQoSQoS OverviewConfiguring QoSUsing Third-Party ToolsNetStumblerAirMagnetSniffer WirelessOther ResourcesChapter 14 Diagnosing Client Connection ProblemsTroubleshooting Access Points (AP)AP ProblemsCheck the APFaulty APsConfiguration IssuesSignal StrengthChange ChannelsCheck the SSIDWEP KeysWi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)IP Address DuplicationDHCP MisconfigurationMAC FilteringTroubleshooting and Conflict Resolution ToolsClient Troubleshooting UtilityPrioritizing ConnectionsWindows Resource ConflictsTroubleshooting ChecklistOther ResourcesChapter 15 Diagnosing Performance ProblemsConnection ProblemsAuthentication and Re-Authentication ProblemsHardware IssuesFirmwareConfigurationSignal ProblemsCable TypeInstallation IssuesSlow WLAN Network ThroughputBridged NetworksLine-of-Sight NetworksFresnel ZoneOther ResourcesAppendix A 802.11 ProtocolsBands and ChannelsThroughputNetwork CapacityRange802.11b and 802.11g802.11b802.11g802.11aMultiband SolutionsIndex 1-58705-227-x TOC September 28, 2005
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Your quick-and-easy reference to 802.11 WLAN components and protocols Access wireless Cisco product information, including coverage on wireless client adapters and IP phones Learn the ideal configuration of access points, bridges, antennas, and routers for your specific situation Integrate a Cisco solution with various wireless networking gear Configure and troubleshoot access points and client devices promptly Optimize, secure, and tune your WLAN by following helpful tips and hints Refer to charts and tables that both network beginners and professionals can easily scan Make the right decision about your organization’s wireless network with quick leverageWhether you are a network engineer, network administrator, business decision maker, or student, you know that wireless networking capabilities are an increasingly essential part of your purchasing and implementing decisions. You want the most out of your wireless gear, but memorizing every product and protocol is daunting when faced with a myriad of solutions and options. Now, you can turn to Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference, a time-saving tool for the office, field, or classroom lab, when you need a memory-refresher or a quick-tip guide on maximizing your wireless network.If you work on a wireless network using Cisco® technologies, keep this book within reach. Compact and convenient, this concise reference can be browsed occasionally or consulted regularly for a glance at a technical specification or that elusive command argument. Divided into three easy-to-follow sections, Part I describes and provides ways for Cisco wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment offerings to be integrated into an existing network. Part II covers how to configure access points and clients and how to set up and manage a secure wireless network. Lastly, Part III shows you how to maintain a wireless network and troubleshoot common wireless issues. Meant to be used in a hands-on capacity, this transportable guide is a practical tool when performing a variety of tasks on your wireless network.This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
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About Toby Velte

Toby J. Velte, Ph.D., MCSE+I, CCNA (R), CCDA (R), is cofounder of Velte Publishing, Inc. Dr. Velte is an international, best-selling author of business technology articles and books. He is coauthor of Cisco: A Beginner's Guide and Cisco Internetworking with Windows NT/2000. He is currently part of Accenture's North American Consumer and Industrial practice. Anthony T. Velte, CISSP, is cofounder of Velte Publishing, Inc. Mr. Velte is an information systems security expert and has led a multitude of network, security, and disaster-recovery initiatives for large banking and healthcare institutions. In addition to writing and publishing a variety of technology books and papers, he dabbles in marketing and Internet e-commerce strategies.
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