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Cisco Networking Simplified, Second Edition by Paul Della Maggiora, Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter . Selecting and Building Wireless Networks

Designing a Wireless Network

Although it may seem a bit trivial to the casual user whose idea of assembling a wireless network is connecting his Linksys router to his cable modem, designing a wireless network on a corporate scale takes real engineering skill and effort.

Some key considerations must be addressed; they are quite different from what is involved in implementing a wired network. The first of these is which wireless standard is to be used. There are several, each of which has pros and cons. Another consideration is where signal coverage will be (and not be, for that matter). For example, a company may want to allow access to reach to an outdoor eating area, but not reach across a street ...

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