Wireless LANs

Wireless LANs : End to End

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Get the definitive, real-world professional's guide to the hottest wireless LAN technologies available! "Wireless LANs End to End" is a comprehensive look at the technology from the standpoint of the IT Professional. The book goes above and beyond a simple re-hashing of the specification to provide practical implementation information on WLAN technology with special coverage of 802.11b and WLAN planning, configuration, implementation, troubleshooting and security considerations. Special sections on a WLAN site survey (industry leaders state the key to implementing an effective, efficient WLAN that performs the same as wired LAN is a site survey) and WLAN security are also included. This book is part of the "End to End" series, a new series dedicated to cutting-edge technologies designed to provide proven solutions, real-world tips and best practices. The "End to End series" takes a no "techno-babble" modular approach in explaining cutting edge wireless technology. Special features include case studies, real life implementations and wireless decision tree.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.5 x 232.7 x 22.4mm | 603.29g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrationsforms,map
  • 0764548883
  • 9780764548888

Table of contents

Preface. Part I: Planning a Wireless Network. Chapter 1: How Wireless Networks Work. Chapter 2: A Short Course in IEEE 802. Chapter 3: Bluetooth, HomeRF, and HiperLAN/2. Chapter 4: Performing a Site Survey. Chapter 5: Selecting the Wireless Network Equipment. Chapter 6: Planning a Home Wireless Network. Part II: Installing a Wireless Network. Chapter 7: Installing Access Points. Chapter 8: Setting Up Client Stations. Chapter 9: Analyzing the Network Chapter 10: Installing a Home WLAN. Chapter 11: Planning and Installing a Campus WLAN. Part III: Managing a Wireless Network. Chapter 12: Ensuring Basic Wireless Security. Chapter 13: Implementing Enhanced Wireless Security. Chapter 14: A Short Course in Public Key Infrastructure. Chapter 15: Upgrading a Wireless Network. Part IV: Using Wi--Fi. Chapter 16: Using Wi--Fi at Work. Chapter 17: Using Wi--Fi at Home. Chapter 18: Using Wi--Fi on the Go. Part V: Connecting Sites with Wireless Technology. Chapter 19: Planning a Multisite Wireless Network. Chapter 20: Installing Site--to--Site Bridges and Antennas. Glossary. Index.
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About Walter R. Bruce

WALTER R. BRUCE III installed his first network in the Pentagon while working for the Judge Advocate General of the USAF. Since then, Bruce has worked in a variety of technological fields. For more than a dozen years he has been consulting and training computer users, and writing and publishing books about computer technology. RON GILSTER, A+, Network+, Server+, i--Net+, CCNA, is the author of more than a dozen bestselling computer books. He has over 35 years of IT experience most recently at a large regional wireless communications company.
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