Chapter 7

RF Hardware and 802.11n

THE FOLLOWING CWDP EXAM TOPICS ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of RF behaviors and characteristics and relate these concepts to WLAN RF design.
  • Understand the purpose of, and challenges related to, creating a balanced RF link between the AP and client devices.
  • Illustrate best practices for data rate/MCS configurations to manage client connectivity.
  • Describe the purpose of, and techniques for, controlling and shaping RF to improve WLAN functionality.
  • Understand common RF accessories and other components used in WLAN communications.
  • Describe how antenna selection, placement, and orientation is determined by an RF site survey.

In the previous chapter we examined the details of ...

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