CHAPTER 4Wireless Network Antennas

In this chapter, you will

• Learn how antennas work

• Discover the different types of antennas

• Utilize propagation measurement tools

• Understand the different antenna and RF accessories

• Explore proper antenna installation procedures

At this point, you should have a good understanding of RF behavior and RF power management and math. The next topic you’ll need to master is that of antennas. In this chapter, you’ll learn about how antennas “see” or “hear” each other and the specific ways in which they communicate. Next, you’ll review antennas and antenna systems, covering the various antenna types. Finally, antenna accessories such as cables and connectors will be explained.

How Antennas Work

The antenna ...

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