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CWNA®: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide by David A. Westcott, David D. Coleman

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Chapter 1. Overview of Wireless Standards, Organizations, and Fundamentals

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:

  • History of WLAN

  • Standards organizations

    • Federal Communications Commission

    • International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector

    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    • Wi-Fi Alliance

    • International Organization for Standardization

  • Core, distribution, and access

  • Communications fundamentals

Overview of Wireless Standards, Organizations, and Fundamentals

IEEE 802.11 technology, more commonly referred to as Wi-Fi, is a standard technology for providing local area network (LAN) communications using radio frequencies (RFs). The IEEE designated the 802.11-2007 standard as a guideline ...

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