Chapter 8. Wireless Technologies

After completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • How do various wireless LAN 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 you mitigate those risks?

The popularity of wireless LANs (WLANs) has exploded over the past decade, allowing users to roam within a WLAN coverage area, 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, smartphones, and printers.

This chapter introduces WLAN ...

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