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802.11 wireless networks : the definitive guide

Author: Matthew Gast
Publisher: Beijing : O'Reilly, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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As we all know by now, wireless networks offer many advantages over fixed (or wired) networks. Foremost on that list is mobility, since going wireless frees you from the tether of an Ethernet cable at a desk. But that's just the tip of the cable-free iceberg. Wireless networks are also more flexible, faster and easier for you to use, and more affordable to deploy and maintain. The de facto standard for wireless
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Gast
ISBN: 9780596522643 0596522649 9781449319526 1449319521
OCLC Number: 861532022
Notes: Includes index.
Previous edition: 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (672 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction to wireless networking --
Overview of 802.11 networks --
802.11 MAC fundamentals --
802.11 framing in detail --
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) --
User authentication with 802.1X --
802.11i: Robust security networks, TKIP, and CCMP --
Management operations --
Contention-free service with the PCF --
Physical layer overview --
The Frequency-Hopping (FH) PHY --
The Direct Sequence PHYs: DSSS and HR/DSSS (802.11b) --
802.11a and 802.11j: 5-GHz OFDM PHY --
802.11g: The extended-rate PHY (ERP) --
A peek ahead at 802.11n: MIMO-OFDM --
802.11 hardware --
Using 802.11 on Windows --
802.11 on the Macintosh --
Using 802.11 on Linux --
Using 802.11 access points --
Logical wireless network architecture --
Security architecture --
Site planning and project management --
802.11 network analysis --
802.11 performance tuning --
Conclusions and predictions --
Index.
Responsibility: Matthew S. Gast.

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As we all know by now, wireless networks offer many advantages over fixed (or wired) networks. Foremost on that list is mobility, since going wireless frees you from the tether of an Ethernet cable at a desk. But that's just the tip of the cable-free iceberg. Wireless networks are also more flexible, faster and easier for you to use, and more affordable to deploy and maintain. The de facto standard for wireless networking is the 802.11 protocol, which includes Wi-Fi (the wireless standard known as 802.11b) and its faster cousin, 802.11g. With easy-to-install 802.11 network hardware available everywhere you turn, the choice seems simple, and many people dive into wireless computing with less thought and planning than they'd give to a wired network. But it's wise to be familiar with both the capabilities and risks associated with the 802.11 protocols. And 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition is the perfect place to start.This updated edition covers everything you'll ever need to know about wireless technology. Designed with the system administrator or serious home user in mind, it's a no-nonsense guide for setting up 802.11 on Windows and Linux.

With wireless technology, the advantages to its users are indeed plentiful. Companies no longer have to deal with the hassle and expense of wiring buildings, and households with several computers can avoid fights over who's online. And now, with 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition, you can integrate wireless technology into your current infrastructure with the utmost confidence.

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