Chapter 11. Wireless LANs

This chapter covers the following subjects:

  • Wireless LAN Concepts: This section explains the basic theory behind transmitting data with radio waves using wireless LAN standards.

  • Deploying WLANs: This section lists a set of generic steps for installing small WLANs, with no product-specific details.

  • Wireless LAN Security: This section explains the various WLAN security options that have progressed through the years.

So far, this book has dedicated a lot of attention to (wired) Ethernet LANs. Although they are vitally important, another style of LAN, wireless LANs (WLAN), fills a particularly important role in providing network access to end users. In particular, WLANs allow the user to communicate over the network without requiring ...

Get CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide (CCENT Exam 640-822 and CCNA Exam 640-802), Second Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.