Designing and Deploying 802.11 Wireless Networks

A Practical Guide to Implementing 802.11n and 802.11ac Wireless Networks For Enterprise-Based Applications

Designing and Deploying 802.11 Wireless Networks



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A Practical Guide to Implementing 802.11n and 802.11ac Wireless Networks For Enterprise-Based Applications






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Designing and Deploying 802.11 Wireless Networks



Second Edition






A Practical Guide to Implementing 802.11n and 802.11ac Wireless Networks For Enterprise-Based Applications






Plan, deploy, and operate high-performance 802.11ac and 802.11n wireless networks






The new 802.11ac standard enables WLANs to deliver significantly higher performance. Network equipment manufacturers have refocused on 802.11ac- and 802.11n-compliant solutions, rapidly moving older versions of 802.11 toward “legacy” status. Now, there’s a complete guide to planning, designing, installing, testing, and supporting 802.11ac and 802.11n wireless networks in any environment, for virtually any application.



Jim Geier offers practical methods, tips, and recommendations that draw on his decades of experience deploying wireless solutions and shaping wireless standards. He carefully introduces 802.11ac’s fundamentally different design, site survey, implementation, and network configuration techniques, helping you maximize performance and avoid pitfalls.






Geier organizes each phase of WLAN deployment into clearly defined steps, making the entire planning and deployment process easy to understand and execute. He illuminates key concepts and methods through realistic case studies based on current Cisco products, while offering tips and techniques you can use with any vendor’s equipment. To build your skills with key tasks, you’ll find several hands-on exercises relying on free or inexpensive tools.



Whether you’re deploying an entirely new wireless network or migrating from older equipment, this guide contains all the expert knowledge you’ll need to succeed.






Jim Geier has 30 years of experience planning, designing, analyzing and implementing communications, wireless, and mobile systems. Geier is founder and Principal Consultant of Wireless-Nets, Ltd., providing wireless analysis and design services to product manufacturers. He is also president, CEO, and co-founder of Health Grade Networks, providing wireless network solutions to hospitals, airports, and manufacturing facilities. His books include the first edition of Designing and Deploying 802.11n Wireless Networks (Cisco Press); as well as Implementing 802.1X Security Solutions and Wireless Networking Handbook. Geier has been active in the IEEE 802.11 Working Group and Wi-Fi Alliance; has chaired the IEEE Computer Society (Dayton Section) and various conferences; and served as expert witness in patent litigation related to wireless and cellular technologies.

 



Review key 802.11 concepts, applications, markets, and technologies
Compare ad hoc, mesh, and infrastructure WLANs and their components
Consider the impact of radio signal interference, security vulnerabilities, multipath propagation, roaming, and battery limitations
Thoroughly understand today’s 802.11 standards in the context of actual network deployment and support
Plan your deployment: scoping, staffing, schedules, budgets, risks, feasibility analysis, and requirements
Architect access networks and distribut

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction
Part I: Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless LANs
Chapter 2 Radio Wave Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Wireless LAN Types and Components
Chapter 4 Wireless LAN Implications
Part II: The 802.11 Standard
Chapter 5 Introduction to IEEE 802.11 and Related Standards
Chapter 6 IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer
Chapter 7 IEEE 802.11 Physical (PHY) Layers
Part III: Wireless Network Design
Chapter 8 Planning a Wireless LAN Deployment
Chapter 9 Defining Requirements for a Wireless LAN
Chapter 10 System Architecture Considerations
Chapter 11 Range, Performance, and Roaming Considerations
Chapter 12 Radio Frequency Considerations
Chapter 13 Security Considerations
Part IV: Wireless Network Installation and Testing
Chapter 14 Test Tools
Chapter 15 Performing a Wireless Site Survey
Chapter 16 Installing and Configuring a Wireless LAN
Chapter 17 Testing a Wireless LAN
Part V: Operational Support Considerations
Chapter 18 Managing a Wireless LAN
Chapter 19 Troubleshooting a Wireless LAN
Chapter 20 Preparing Operational Support Staff
Glossary
Index
    

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Jim Geier has 30 years’ experience planning, designing, analyzing, and implementing communications systems, wireless networks, and mobile devices. Jim is founder and principal consultant of Wireless-Nets, Ltd., providing wireless analysis and design services to product manufacturers. He is also president and CEO and co-founder of Health Grade Networks, providing wireless network solutions to hospitals, airports, and manufacturing facilities. Jim is the author of more than a dozen books on mobile and wireless topics, including Designing and Deploying 802.11n Wireless Networks (Cisco Press), Implementing 802.1X Security Solutions (Wiley), Wireless Networking Handbook  (New Riders), and Network Re-engineering (McGraw-Hill). He has been an active participant in IEEE standards organizations, such as the IEEE 802.11 Working Group and the Wi-Fi Alliance. He has served as chairman of the IEEE Computer Society, Dayton Section, and various conferences. He has served as a testifying expert for patent litigation cases focusing on technologies dealing with wireless networking and cellular systems. You can e-mail Jim Geier at jimgeier@wireless-nets.com.