Chapter 5. Introduction to IEEE 802.11 and Related Standards
This chapter will introduce you to:
• Cisco IOS IPS using Cisco SDM
Before launching into the details of the 802.11 standard, it is best to first understand the overall architecture of the 802.11 standard. This chapter explains basic functions of 802.11 and how it interacts with non-802.11-related protocols.
The Importance of Standards
Wireless LAN manufacturers and users in the early 1990s initially expected markets to dive head first into implementing wireless networks. Markets did not respond as many had hoped for, and flat sales growth of wireless networking components prevailed through ...