Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference

Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference

3 (3 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

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 802.1 1 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 149.9 x 223.5 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 158705227X
  • 9781587052279
  • 1,245,743

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.show more

Back cover copy

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.show more

Table of contents

Preface Introduction Chapter 1 Cisco Wireless Equipment Cisco Aironet APs Cisco Aironet 1100 Series Aironet 1130AG Series AP Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Aironet 1230AG Series AP Cisco Aironet 1300 Series AP Quick Comparison Airespace Cisco 1000 Series Lightweight AP Cisco WLAN Controllers Cisco Wireless Bridges Cisco Aironet 1300 Series as a Bridge Cisco Aironet 1400 Series Wireless Bridge Quick Comparison Cisco Client Adapters Cisco Aironet 350 Cisco Aironet 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g CardBus and PCI Wireless Client LAN Adapters Cisco Aironet 5 GHz 802.11a Adapter Client Adapter Quick Comparison Cisco Wireless Router and Switch Services Cisco 3200 Series Wireless and Mobile Routers Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Cisco Wireless 7920 IP Phone Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) Other Resources Chapter 2 Cisco Antennas Models Antenna Tech Primer Beam Width Gain Cisco 2.4-GHz Antennas Cisco 5-GHz Bridge Antennas Cisco 2.4-GHz Bridge Antennas Diversity Configuring Multiple Antennas for Diversity Optimal Antenna Placement for Diversity Upgrading Antennas Adding a New Antenna Placement Considerations with a New Type of Antenna Range Interference Alignment The Best Antenna for the Best Scenario Warehouses Offices Bridging Rules, Regulations, and Legalities of Antenna Usage and Placement The Right Antenna for the Right Device Power Regulation Amplification Other Resources Chapter 3 Cisco Wireless Technologies Cisco SWAN SWAN Highlights Roaming RF Management Cisco Mobile Wireless Center Provisioning Manager Fault Mediator Performance Mediator Cisco Wireless Certifications WLAN Design Specialist WLAN Sales Specialist WLAN Support Specialist Other Resources Chapter 4 Wireless Security Security Overview WEP Overview WEP Weaknesses IEEE 802.1X Authentication Manage Port Access Attacking with MAC 802.1X Protocols Extensible Authentication Protocol EAP-TLS Cisco Wireless EAP PEAP PEAP Overview PEAP Version 0 and Version 1 EAP-FAST Comparison of 802.1X Authentication Methods Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) WPA WPA2 Encryption Data Encryption Standard (DES) Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Other Resources Chapter 5 Installing and Configuring Access Points Site Survey AP Location for Site Survey Performing the Survey Manual Site Survey Assisted Site Survey Analyzing Your Site Cabling Encryption and Authentication 40/64-Bit Versus 104/128-Bit Encryption Setting WEP Keys Using the CLI 802.1X Configuration 802.1X CLI Configuration Antenna Placement Initial Settings Express Set-Up Express Security Set-Up APs as Repeaters Repeater Overview Configuring Repeater APs Configuring a Repeater Using the CLI Other Resources Chapter 6 Configuring Clients Client Utilities ACU and Aironet Desktop Utility (ADU) ACM CEM LSM Network Discovery Client Configuration Profiles Creating a Profile Selecting an Active Profile Setting System Parameters Choosing Between Infrastructure and Ad Hoc Advanced Infrastructure Parameters Advanced Ad Hoc Parameters Configuring Security Configuring WEP Keys Configuring 802.1X Authentication LEAP Host-based EAP Configuring EAP in Windows EAP-TLS PEAP EAP-SIM Chapter 7 Wireless and Wired LAN Integration Overview Wireless Network Design Considerations Establish Your Network's Size Determining Bandwidth Designing for Special Needs Organizational Needs Physical Constraints Antennas Design Checklist Topologies WLAN Topologies Ad Hoc Infrastructure Bridge Topologies Channel Setup Integration Issues Security Planning Virtual LANs Using Cisco Equipment with Third-Party Vendors Integration Checklist Connecting Your Network Address Management Access Control Roaming Fast, Secure Roaming Configuring WDS Step 1: Configure Your APs or Switches as WDS Devices Step 2: Configure Your APs to Use the WDS Device Step 3: Enable Layer 3 Mobility to an SSID Step 4: Configure the Authentication Server to Support Fast, Secure Roaming Other Resources Chapter 8 Wireless Security: Next Steps Filtering MAC Filtering Setting MAC Filters IP Filtering Setting IP Filters WPA Connecting to a RADIUS Server Configuring the AP for RADIUS Connection Configuring the RADIUS Server Defining Authentication Building a Honeypot Chapter 9 CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution CiscoWorks LMS Overview Campus Manager Device Fault Manager Resource Manager Essentials CiscoView CiscoWorks Management Server Common Services Configuring CiscoWorks LMS LMS Homepage Initial Tasks Automatic Device Discovery Adding Devices Using DCA Bulk Import Collecting Data Performing Application Tasks Campus Manager RME DFM Internetwork Performance Monitor Other Resources Chapter 10 CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE) Dashboard Managing WLANs Configuring Devices Radio Management Configuring the Network for Radio Manager Collecting Radio Location Data Generating Radio Parameters Radio Manager Features Auto Re-Site Survey Self Healing Detecting Interference Security Managing Security Rogue AP Detection and Mitigation Chapter 12 Tuning AP Radio Parameters Power Tuning Managing Power Settings on the AP Managing Power Settings on the Client Radio Tuning Determining Optimal Channel and Frequency Tuning to the Optimal Channel and Frequency Data Configuration Data Rates Configuring Antenna Usage Configuring the Beacon Period and DTIM Configuring the RTS Threshold Configuring Data Retries Configuring the Fragmentation Threshold Chapter 13 Network Tuning Tools and Resources Signal Strength Using Perfmon Views Chart View Alert View Log View Report View QoS QoS Overview Configuring QoS Using Third-Party Tools NetStumbler AirMagnet Sniffer Wireless Other Resources Chapter 14 Diagnosing Client Connection Problems Troubleshooting Access Points (AP) AP Problems Check the AP Faulty APs Configuration Issues Signal Strength Change Channels Check the SSID WEP Keys Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) IP Address Duplication DHCP Misconfiguration MAC Filtering Troubleshooting and Conflict Resolution Tools Client Troubleshooting Utility Prioritizing Connections Windows Resource Conflicts Troubleshooting Checklist Other Resources Chapter 15 Diagnosing Performance Problems Connection Problems Authentication and Re-Authentication Problems Hardware Issues Firmware Configuration Signal Problems Cable Type Installation Issues Slow WLAN Network Throughput Bridged Networks Line-of-Sight Networks Fresnel Zone Other Resources Appendix A 802.11 Protocols Bands and Channels Throughput Network Capacity Range 802.11b and 802.11g 802.11b 802.11g 802.11a Multiband Solutions Index 1-58705-227-x TOC September 28, 2005show more

Review Text

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 organizationÃÂs 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 Ciscoî 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 Pressî, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.show more

Rating details

3 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 33% (1)
3 33% (1)
2 33% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X