Wireless Networking Technology

Book description

As the demand for higher bandwidth has lead to the development of increasingly complex wireless technologies, an understanding of both wireless networking technologies and radio frequency (RF) principles is essential for implementing high performance and cost effective wireless networks.

Wireless Networking Technology clearly explains the latest wireless technologies, covering all scales of wireless networking from personal (PAN) through local area (LAN) to metropolitan (MAN). Building on a comprehensive review of the underlying technologies, this practical guide contains ‘how to’ implementation information, including a case study that looks at the specific requirements for a voice over wireless LAN application. This invaluable resource will give engineers and managers all the necessary knowledge to design, implement and operate high performance wireless networks.

· Explore in detail wireless networking technologies and understand the concepts behind RF propagation.
· Gain the knowledge and skills required to install, use and troubleshoot wireless networks.
· Learn how to address the problems involved in implementing a wireless network, including the impact of signal propagation on operating range, equipment inter-operability problems and many more.
· Maximise the efficiency and security of your wireless network.

Table of contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Wireless Networking Technology
  3. Copyright page
  4. Contents (1/2)
  5. Contents (2/2)
  6. Chapter 1: Introducing Wireless Networking
    1. Development of Wireless Networking
    2. The Diversity of Wireless Networking Technologies
    3. Organisation of the Book
  7. Part I: WIRELESS NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
    1. Chapter 2: Wireless Network Logical Architecture
      1. The OSI Network Model
      2. Network Layer Technologies (1/2)
      3. Network Layer Technologies (2/2)
      4. Data Link Layer Technologies
      5. Physical Layer Technologies (1/2)
      6. Physical Layer Technologies (2/2)
      7. Operating System Considerations
      8. Summary
    2. Chapter 3: Wireless Network Physical Architecture
      1. Wired Network Topologies — A Refresher
      2. Wireless Network Topologies
      3. Wireless LAN Devices (1/3)
      4. Wireless LAN Devices (2/3)
      5. Wireless LAN Devices (3/3)
      6. Wireless PAN Devices
      7. Wireless MAN Devices
      8. Summary of Part I
  8. Part II: WIRELESS COMMUNICATION
    1. Chapter 4: Radio Communication Basics
      1. The RF Spectrum
      2. Spread Spectrum Transmission (1/3)
      3. Spread Spectrum Transmission (2/3)
      4. Spread Spectrum Transmission (3/3)
      5. Wireless Multiplexing and Multiple Access Techniques (1/2)
      6. Wireless Multiplexing and Multiple Access Techniques (2/2)
      7. Digital Modulation Technique (1/3)
      8. Digital Modulation Technique (2/3)
      9. Digital Modulation Technique (3/3)
      10. RF Signal Propagation and Reception (1/3)
      11. RF Signal Propagation and Reception (2/3)
      12. RF Signal Propagation and Reception (3/3)
      13. Ultra Wideband Radio
      14. MIMO Radio
      15. Near Field Communications
    2. Chapter 5: Infrared Communication Basics
      1. The Ir Spectrum
      2. Infrared Propagation and Reception
      3. Summary of Part II
  9. Part III: WIRELESS LAN IMPLEMENTATION
    1. Chapter 6: Wireless LAN Standards
      1. The 802.11 WLAN Standards
      2. The 802.11 MAC Layer
      3. 802.11 PHY Layer (1/2)
      4. 802.11 PHY Layer (2/2)
      5. 802.11 Enhancements (1/3)
      6. 802.11 Enhancements (2/3)
      7. 802.11 Enhancements (3/3)
      8. Other WLAN Standards
      9. Summary
    2. Chapter 7: Implementing Wireless LANs
      1. Evaluating Wireless LAN Requirements (1/2)
      2. Evaluating Wireless LAN Requirements (2/2)
      3. Planning and Designing the Wireless LAN (1/2)
      4. Planning and Designing the Wireless LAN (2/2)
      5. Pilot Testing
      6. Installation and Configuration
      7. Operation and Support
      8. A Case Study: Voice over WLAN (1/2)
      9. A Case Study: Voice over WLAN (2/2)
    3. Chapter 8: Wireless LAN Security
      1. The Hacking Threat
      2. WLAN Security
      3. WEP – Wired Equivalent Privacy Encryption
      4. Wi-Fi Protected Access — WPA (1/2)
      5. Wi-Fi Protected Access — WPA (2/2)
      6. IEEE 802.11i and WPA2 (1/3)
      7. IEEE 802.11i and WPA2 (2/3)
      8. IEEE 802.11i and WPA2 (3/3)
      9. WLAN Security Measures (1/2)
      10. WLAN Security Measures (2/2)
      11. Wireless Hotspot Security
      12. VoWLAN and VoIP Security
      13. Summary
    4. Chapter 9: Wireless LAN Troubleshooting
      1. Analysing Wireless LAN Problems
      2. Troubleshooting using WLAN Analysers
      3. Bluetooth Coexistence with 802.11 WLANs
      4. Summary of Part III
  10. Part IV: WIRELESS PAN IMPLEMENTATION
    1. Chapter 10: Wireless PAN Standards
      1. Introduction
      2. Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15.1) (1/3)
      3. Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15.1) (2/3)
      4. Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15.1) (3/3)
      5. Wireless USB (1/2)
      6. Wireless USB (2/2)
      7. ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4) (1/2)
      8. ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4) (2/2)
      9. IrDA (1/2)
      10. IrDA (2/2)
      11. Near Field Communications
      12. Summary
    2. Chapter 11: Implementing Wireless PANs
      1. Wireless PAN Technology Choices
      2. Pilot Testing
      3. Wireless PAN Security
      4. Summary of Part IV
  11. Part V: WIRELESS MAN IMPLEMENTATION
    1. Chapter 12: Wireless MAN Standards
      1. The 802.16 Wireless MAN Standards
      2. Other WMAN Standards
      3. Metropolitan Area Mesh Networks
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 13: Implementing Wireless MANs
      1. Technical Planning
      2. Business Planning
      3. Start-up Phase
      4. Operating Phase
      5. Summary of Part V
  12. Part VI: THE FUTURE OF WIRELESS NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY
    1. Chapter 14: Leading Edge Wireless Networking Technologies
      1. Wireless Mesh Network Routing
      2. Network Independent Roaming
      3. Gigabit Wireless LANs
      4. Cognitive Radio
      5. Summary of Part VI
  13. Part VII: WIRELESS NETWORKING INFORMATION RESOURCES
    1. Chapter 15: Further Sources of Information
      1. General Information Sources
      2. Wireless PAN Resources by Standard
      3. Wireless LAN Resources by Standard
      4. Wireless MAN Resources by Standard
    2. Chapter 16: Glossary
      1. Networking and Wireless Networking Acronyms
      2. Networking and Wireless Networking Glossary (1/4)
      3. Networking and Wireless Networking Glossary (2/4)
      4. Networking and Wireless Networking Glossary (3/4)
      5. Networking and Wireless Networking Glossary (4/4)
  14. Index (1/4)
  15. Index (2/4)
  16. Index (3/4)
  17. Index (4/4)

Product information

  • Title: Wireless Networking Technology
  • Author(s): Stephen A. Rackley
  • Release date: February 2011
  • Publisher(s): Newnes
  • ISBN: 9780080471402