Chapter 7. Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting is an essential skill for all wireless networking professionals.

Wireless networks have become a ubiquitous network access technology in the enterprise as well as the home. A wireless network provides convenience and increase in productivity; however, troubleshooting wireless networks can be vastly more complex than troubleshooting traditional wireless LANs.

Wired Ethernet LANs are inherently easier to troubleshoot from the following perspectives:

Client configuration: Some, if not all, of the client configuration options such as speed/duplex/DHCP are either automatically negotiated or invisible to the user. When using a wired Ethernet connection, the user simply plugs in a patch cable. For the most ...

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