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CCNA® Cisco Certified Network Associate: Study Guide, Seventh Edition by Todd Lammle

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Summary

Like rock ’n’ roll, wireless technologies are here to stay, and for those of us who have come to depend on wireless technologies, it’s actually pretty hard to imagine a world without wireless networks—what did we do before cell phones?

So we began this chapter by exploring the essentials and fundamentals of how wireless networks function.

Springing off that foundation, I then introduced you to the basics of wireless RF and the IEEE standards. We discussed 802.11 from its inception through its evolution to current and near future standards and talked about the subcommittees who create them.

All of this leads into a discussion of wireless security—or rather, non-security for the most part, which logically directed us towards the WPA and ...

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