Chapter 23. Exploring Wireless Networking

Wireless networks are very common today. They’re easy to set up, and many home users, small offices, and home offices use them. You’ll also see them in many medium-to-large organizations. As an A+ technician, you need to have a basic understanding of wireless components, wireless protocols, wireless security, and how to configure a wireless network. This chapter covers what you’ll need for the A+ exams and on the job.

Exam 220-801 objectives 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 ...

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