Chapter 1. Planning and Designing 802.11 Wireless Technologies

Wireless Introduction

To Be Wireless

With the introduction of wireless LAN (WLAN), IP networks are now also available for those applications on which wired technologies are not suitable or no wired connectivity is available at all. The following are a few wireless use cases:

Home ISP connectivity: Consumer products

Building-to-building connectivity: Point-to-point and multipoint

“Last mile” ISP connectivity: Rural Internet access

Mobility applications: Car rental returns and parcel deliveries

Enterprise network extension: Reduce, move, add, and change/mobile office environment

Although WLAN appears to be “just another LAN type/protocol,” the nature of wireless is to be a ...

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