After completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:
• How do various wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies function, and what wireless standards are in common use?
• What are some of the most important WLAN design considerations?
• What WLAN security risks exist, and how can those risks be mitigated?
The popularity of wireless LANs (WLAN) has exploded over the past decade, allowing users to roam within a WLAN coverage area, allowing users to take their laptops with them and maintain network connectivity as they move throughout a building or campus environment. Many other devices, however, can take advantage of wireless networks, such as gaming consoles, smart phones, and printers. ...