Chapter 8

Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks

The following CompTIA A+ 220-801 Certification Exam objectives are covered in this chapter:

  • 2.5 Compare and contrast wireless networking standards and encryption types.
    • Standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n; Speeds, distances, and frequencies
    • Encryption types: WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES
  • 2.6 Install, configure, and deploy a SOHO wireless/wired router using appropriate settings.
    • MAC filtering
    • Channels (1–11)
    • Port forwarding, port triggering
    • SSID broadcast (on/off)
    • Wireless encryption
    • Firewall
    • DHCP (on/off)
    • DMZ
    • NAT
    • WPS
    • Basic QoS
  • 2.7 Compare and contrast Internet connection types and features.
    • Cable
    • DSL
    • Dial-up
    • Fiber
    • Satellite
    • ISDN
    • Cellular (mobile hotspot)
    • Line of sight wireless internet service
    • WiMAX

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