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Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Textbook, Fifth Edition by Jeffrey S. Beasley, Piyasat Nilkaew

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Chapter 4. Wireless Networking

Chapter Outline

4-1 Introduction

4-2 The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard

4-3 802.11 Wireless Networking

4-4 Bluetooth, WiMAX, RFID, and Mobile Communications

4-5 Configuring a Point-to-Multipoint Wireless LAN: A Case Study

Summary

Questions and Problems

Objectives

  • Define the features of the 802.11 wireless LAN standard

  • Understand the components of a wireless LAN

  • Explore how wireless LANs are configured

  • Examine how site surveys are done for wireless LANs

  • Investigate the issues of securing a wireless LAN

  • Explore how to configure a point-to-multi-point wireless LAN

Key Terms

WLAN

basic service set (BSS)

ad hoc

access point

transceiver

extended service set (ESS)

hand-off

roaming

CSMA/CA

DSSS

ISM band

FHSS

pseudorandom ...

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