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IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Packets, frames, and bits
  • Data-Link layer
    • MAC Service Data Unit (MSDU)
    • MAC Protocol Data Unit (MPDU)
  • Physical layer
    • PLCP Service Data Unit (PSDU)
    • PLCP Protocol Data Unit (PPDU)
  • 802.11 and 802.3 interoperability
  • Three 802.11 frame types
    • Management frames
    • Control frames
    • Data frames
  • Beacon management frame (beacon)
  • Passive scanning
  • Active scanning
  • Authentication
    • Open System authentication
    • Shared Key authentication
  • Association
  • Authentication and association states
  • Basic and supported rates
  • Roaming
  • Reassociation
  • Disassociation
  • Deauthentication
  • ACK frame
  • Fragmentation
  • Protection mechanism ...

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