Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking

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For Computer Technology, EET, MIS and others courses addressing wireless networking.Integrating many different wireless technologies into a single resource, this comprehensive text provides an overview of the entire area of wireless networking-from fundamentals and traditional wireless technologies to cellular technologies and emerging standards and specifications. The text focuses on actual systems and techniques to explore the technology beyond wireless communication and into wireless networking. A strong emphasis on protocol analysis ties the many different technologies together.show more

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  • Hardback | 629 pages
  • 188 x 233.7 x 38.1mm | 1,111.3g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130883662
  • 9780130883667

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Wireless communications has recently created thousands of new jobs, many of them currently unfilled. Today, almost any electronic communications device (fax machines, hand-held computers, PDAs, and more) can be wireless. "Wireless Networking" has already been hailed as a classic. It covers aspects of wireless networking from both an engineering and end-to-end application perspective. Thus, it addresses topics as diverse as antennas, coding, multiplexing, satellite technology, cellular technology, wireless protocols, and wireless LAN technology in depth. The text is broken into four logical parts: "Part 1: Fundamentals of Wireless Networking" summarizes wireless fundamentals. "Part 2: The Wireless Physical Layer" covers the engineering of wireless components and the characteristics of the channel to the extent they will be explored. "Part 3: Cellular Systems and Protocol Perspectives" focuses on the specific air interface schemes and protocol elements used to address the problems of a communications system that makes use of wireless networking elements. "Part 4: Emerging Systems" examines four emerging trends in the rapidly changing field of "Wireless Networking." Instructors may wish to obtain a copy of the Instructor's Manual (0-13-092885-2).show more

Table of contents

I. FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS NETWORKING. 1. Technology Fundamentals. 2. Multiple-Access Methods. 3. Protocol Architectures. 4. Wireless Layer Protocols. II. THE WIRELESS PHYSICAL LAYER. 5. Digital Modulation. 6. Pulse Modulation. 7. Error-Correcting Codes. 8. Antennas. 9. Terrestrial Broadband Wireless. 10. Satellite Communications Technology. III. CELLULAR SYSTEMS AND PROTOCOL PERSPECTIVES. 11. Cellular Basics. 12. Frequency and Time/Division Multiple-Access Cellular Systems. 13. Code Division Multiple-Access Based Cellular. 14. Cellular Data Services. 15. IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN. 16. Layers 3 & 4 in a Wireless Environment. IV. EMERGING SYSTEMS. 17. Emerging Standards: WAP. 18. Emerging Standards: 3G Cellular Systems. 19. Emerging Specifications: Bluetooth. Appendix: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Unit Summary. Index.show more