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Designing a wireless network

Author: Syngress Media, Inc.
Publisher: Rockland, Mass. : Syngress Media ; London : International Thomson, 2001.
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Wireless network design presents the IT professional with unique obstacles. A network requires the seamless and secure distribution of information, in spite of competing communication protocols,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Syngress Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1928994458 9781928994459
OCLC Number: 46909985
Description: 608 pages
Contents: ForewordChapter 1 Introduction to Wireless: From Past to Present Introduction Exploring Past Discoveries That Led to Wireless Discovering Electromagnetism Exploring Conduction Inventing the Radio Mounting Radio-Telephones in Cars Inventing Computers and Networks Inventing Cell Phones Exploring Present Applications for Wireless Applying Wireless Technology to Vertical Markets Applying Wireless Technology to Horizontal Applications Exploring This Book on Wireless Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked QuestionsChapter 2 Radio Elements and Frequency Spectrums Introduction Transmitting Radio Signals Over EM Waves Anatomy of a Waveform Propagating a Strong Radio Signal Understanding Signal Power and Signal-to-Noise Ratio Attenuation Rain Attenuation Bouncing Refracting Line of Sight Penetration Understanding the Wireless Elements Generic Radio Components Antennas Base Stations and Mobile Stations Access Points Channelizing the Frequency Spectrum Channelizing Extending the Number of Channels (Frequency Reuse) Regulating Wireless Communications Regulatory Agencies Regulations for Low Power, Unlicensed Transmitters Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked QuestionsChapter 3 TCP/IP and the OSI Model Introduction Exploring the OSI and DoD Models Layer 1:The Physical Layer Layer 2:The Data-Link Layer Layer 3:The Network Layer Layer 4:The Transport Layer Layer 5:The Session Layer Layer 6:The Presentation Layer Layer 7:The Application Layer OSI and DoD Correlation Understanding the Network Access Layer Using Bridging The Ethernet Protocol Wireless Protocols Other Network Access Protocols Understanding the Internet Layer The Internet Protocol The Internet Control Message Protocol Understanding the Host-to-Host Layer User Datagram Protocol Transmission Control Protocol Managing the Application Layer Monitoring Tools: SNMP Assigning Addresses with DHCP Conserving with Network Address Translation Summary Solution Fast Track Frequently Asked QuestionsChapter 4 Identifying Evolving Wireless Technologies and Standards Introduction Fixed Wireless Technologies Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service Local Multipoint Distribution Services Wireless Local Loop Point-to-Point Microwave Wireless Local Area Networks Why the Need for a Wireless LAN Standard? Developing WLANs through the 802.11 Architecture The Basic Service Set The Extended Service Set The CSMA-CA Mechanism Configuring Fragmentation Using Power Management Options Multicell Roaming Security in the WLAN Developing WPANs through the 802.15 Architecture Bluetooth HomeRF High Performance Radio LAN Mobile Wireless Technologies First Generation Technologies Second Generation Technologies 2.5G Technology Third Generation Technologies Wireless Application Protocol Global System for Mobile Communications General Packet Radio Service Short Message Service Optical Wireless Technologies Summary 157 Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked QuestionsChapter 5 Designing a Wireless Network Introduction Exploring the Design Process Conducting the Preliminary Investigation Performing Analysis of the Existing Environment Creating a Preliminary Design Finalizing the Detailed Design Executing the Implementation Capturing the Documentation Identifying the Design Methodology Creating the Network Planxviii Contents Developing the Network Architecture Formalizing the Detailed Design Phase Understanding Wireless Network Attributes from a Design Perspective Application Support Physical Landscape Network Topology Network Security Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked QuestionsChapter 6 Designing a Wireless Enterprise Network: Hospital Case Study Introduction Applying Wireless in an Enterprise Network Introducing the Enterprise Case Study Assessing the Opportunity Evaluating Network Requirements Assessing the Satellite Buildings' Physical Landscape Evaluating the Outside Physical Landscape Evaluating the Current Network Evaluating the Hospital Conference Room Networking Landscape Designing a Wireless Solution Project 1: Providing Satellite Building Access Project 2: Providing Wireless Technology to the Conference Rooms Project 3: Providing Building-to-Building Connectivity Describing the Detailed Design of the Building Links Implementing and Testing the Wireless Solution Project 1: Implementing the Satellite Building LAN Access Project 2: Implementing the Hospital Conference Room Project 3: Implementing the Building-to-Building Connectivity Reviewing the Hospital's Objectives Lessons Learned Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked QuestionsChapter 7 Designing a Wireless Industrial Network: Retail Case Study Introduction Applying Wireless Technology in an Industrial Network Introducing the Industrial Case Study Assessing the Opportunity Defining the Scope of the Case Study Reviewing the Current Situation Designing and Implementing the Wireless Network Creating the High-Level Design Creating a Detailed Design Determining User Density Planning the Equipment Placement Determining Where to Place the Access Points Implementing the Wireless Network Installing the Wireless Components Lessons Learned Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked QuestionsChapter 8 Designing a Wireless Campus Network: University Case Study Introduction Applying Wireless Technology in a Campus Network Introducing the Campus Case Study Assessing the Opportunity Defining the Scope of the Case Study Designing the Wireless Campus Network The Design Approach Determining the Functional Design Requirements Constraints and Assumptions Planning the Equipment Placement: Detailed Design Requirements Implementing the Wireless Campus Network Implementing the Physical Deployment Implementing the Logical Deployment Lessons Learned Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked QuestionsChapter 9 Designing a Wireless Home Network: Home Office Case Study Introduction Advantages of a Home Network Advantages of a Wireless Home Network Introducing the Wireless Home Network Case Study Assessing the Opportunity Defining the Scope of the Case Study Designing the Wireless Home Network Determining the Functional Requirements Creating a Site Survey of the Home Developing a Preliminary Design Developing a Detailed Design Implementing the Wireless Home Network Assembling the Network Components Determining Broadband Configuration Installing the Hardware Installing and Configuring the Software Testing the Network Designing a Wireless Home Network for Data, Voice, and Beyond Current State of the Home Wireless Marketplace A Proposed Solution for the Future Lessons Learned Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked QuestionsDesigning a Wireless Network Fast TrackIndex
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