Chapter 12

Troubleshooting and Maintaining IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks

The following CWTS exam objectives are covered in this chapter:

  • 5.2 Recognize common problems associated with wireless networks and their symptoms, and identify steps to isolate and troubleshoot the problem. Given a problem situation, interpret the symptoms and the most likely cause.
    • Throughput problems
    • Connectivity problems
    • RF coverage or capacity problems
    • Interference from Wi-Fi or non-Wi-Fi sources
    • Application performance problems
    • RF performance problems, such as multipath and hidden nodes
  • 5.3 Identify procedures to optimize wireless networks
    • Infrastructure hardware selection and placement
    • Identifying, locating, and removing sources of interference.
    • Client-load-balancing ...

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