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Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity by J. David Irwin, Chwan-Hwa Wu

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9

Wireless and Mobile Networks

The learning goals for this chapter are as follows:

  • Obtain an understanding of the rate, range, power, and applications for the various wireless network technologies
  • Learn the special features of, and the differences between, the infrastructure and ad hoc modes of operation
  • Learn the characteristics of the four major 802.11 wireless standards
  • Explore the various facets and ramifications of using Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antennas with 802.11n
  • Understand the numerous issues associated with the use of the MAC layer in collision avoidance with Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA), i.e., CSMA/CA
  • Learn the integration of wired and wireless distribution system and access points
  • Explore the standards and ...

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