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802.11 Demystified : Demystified - James LaRocca

802.11 Demystified

Demystified

Paperback Published: 10th June 2002
ISBN: 9780071385282
Number Of Pages: 320

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The 802.11 wireless LAN standard signals breakthrough possibilities in dialing for dollars and technical brilliance. 802.11 DEMYSTIFIED gives anyone in the wireless game--or the enterprise--the lowdown on where the standard fits in the technical and business hierarchy.


* Covers all "flavors" of 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, etc.
* Technical information clarified for confident product, service, and implementation choices
* Behind the standard's popularity surge
* Bottom-line costs, competitors, regulatory issues, prospects, compatibility, and interoperability.

Offering technical information necessary for understanding and examining wireless LAN technology standards, this book is indispensable for network planners, IT executives, technology product managers, application designers, and technical sales and marketing representatives. The text covers the strengths, and weaknesses of 802.11; and addresses in underlying technology including RF implementations, network topologies, and mobility management, as well as data security. Poptronics 20021101

Introductionp. xiii
Acronymsp. xix
802.11--Bridging the Gapp. 1
802.11 WLANs--Why Now?p. 4
802.11 Standards--The Family Treep. 4
802.11--No License ... No Problemp. 9
802.11--Smaller, Cheaper, and Fasterp. 10
802.11--Services with a Smilep. 10
802.11--Economicsp. 11
802.11--What's in a Name?p. 11
IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committeep. 12
Understanding the IEEE Standards Processp. 15
The IEEE 802.11 Alphabet Spelled Outp. 17
The IEEE 802.11 Working Group--Going Mobilep. 18
IEEE 802.11--Challenges and Hurdlesp. 20
IEEE 802.11--Why 2.4 GHz?p. 20
IEEE 802.11--2.4 GHz Spectrum Regulationp. 21
IEEE 802.11--A Mobile Network Architecturep. 23
IEEE 802.11f--The Interaccess Point Protocol (IAPP)p. 26
The IEEE 802.11a Standardp. 26
IEEE 802.11a and HIPERLAN1/2p. 27
IEEE 802.11h, 5GSG, and IEEE 802.11d--International Operationp. 28
IEEE 802.11a and 802.11b Coexistencep. 28
The IEEE 802.11b Task Groupp. 29
The IEEE 802.11g Task Group--And in This Corner ...p. 30
The IEEE 802.11e Task Group--QoSp. 32
IEEE 802.11i Task Group--Security, Encryption, and Authenticationp. 34
IEEE 802.11 Wireless Relativesp. 37
Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs)p. 38
Bluetoothp. 38
IEEE 802.15p. 43
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT)p. 44
Infrared Wireless Networkingp. 45
Ultrawideband (UWB) Communicationsp. 47
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)p. 48
Home Radio Frequency (HomeRF) and the Shared Wireless Access Protocol (SWAP)p. 48
High-Performance Radio Local Area Network (HIPERLAN) and HiSWANp. 50
OpenAirp. 54
Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs)p. 55
Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS)p. 56
Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS)p. 58
IEEE 802.16p. 59
HIPERMAN and HIPERACCESSp. 62
Free-Space Optics (FSO)p. 63
Regional and Global Wireless Networksp. 64
2.5G Cellular Networksp. 66
3G Cellular Networksp. 67
Short Messaging Service (SMS), iMode, and Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD)p. 71
Trade Groups and Chipmakersp. 73
Industry and Educational Organizationsp. 74
The Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) and Wi-Fip. 74
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (IOL)p. 78
The Wireless LAN Association (WLANA)p. 78
The Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Forump. 79
802.11 Chipmakersp. 79
Intersilp. 81
Agere (Lucent)p. 83
Texas Instrumentsp. 83
Atherosp. 84
IceFyrep. 85
Radiata (Cisco)p. 86
Envarap. 86
Embedded Wireless Devicesp. 86
Cirrus Logic (ShareWave)p. 87
Raytheonp. 88
Mobilianp. 88
Resonextp. 89
Other 802.11 Chipmakersp. 90
Programmable Chips--SoC, FPGA, and SDRp. 90
Equipment Makers and Carriersp. 93
IEEE 802.11 Component and System Vendorsp. 96
Intel (Xircom)p. 96
Proximp. 97
Cisco (Aironet)p. 100
Agere (Lucent)p. 100
Symbol Technologies and Intermec Technologiesp. 101
Enterasysp. 103
Microsoftp. 103
Computer Makersp. 105
Public WLAN Networksp. 106
The WISPp. 107
Hot Spot Service Providersp. 108
Wayportp. 111
T-Mobile Broadband/VoiceStream/MobileStarp. 112
Other Hot Spot Networksp. 114
Roaming and Hot Spot Access Servicesp. 115
Cellular and Telephone Carrier WLAN Servicesp. 116
Community Networksp. 117
Physical Concepts and Architecturep. 121
Spread Spectrum Radiop. 122
FHSSp. 124
DHSSp. 126
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and IEEE 802.11ap. 129
Medium Access Control (MAC) Concepts and Architecturep. 133
MAC Layer Servicesp. 134
MAC Layer Architecturep. 134
Distributed Coordination Function (DCF)p. 136
Collision Avoidance Mechanismsp. 136
Point Coordination Function (PCF)p. 140
Power Management and Time Synchronizationp. 141
Data Fragmentationp. 142
Wireless LAN (WLAN) Securityp. 143
Architecture and Terminologyp. 144
The 802.11 Standardp. 146
Service Set ID (SSID)p. 147
MAC Address Listsp. 147
The WEP Algorithmp. 147
Putting It in Place--Services and Messagesp. 150
Security Risksp. 152
Loss of Equipmentp. 153
Virus Infectionp. 153
Misuse by Authorized Personnelp. 154
Attacks by Unauthorized Personnelp. 156
Reported Flawsp. 158
Doc, It Hurts When I Do This--Enhancing WLAN Securityp. 161
Loss of Equipmentp. 162
Virus Protectionp. 163
Misuse by Authorized Personnelp. 163
Attacks by Unauthorized Personnelp. 166
Future Enhancementsp. 169
802.1xp. 169
Implementationp. 171
Infrastructurep. 173
Site Surveyp. 175
AP Placementp. 175
Channel Selectionp. 177
Performance Factorsp. 177
Path Loss and Multipath Lossp. 178
Radio Interferencep. 179
Antenna Selectionp. 180
Roaming and Mobile IPp. 182
Channel Accessp. 183
Application Configurationp. 186
Network Managementp. 187
Applicationsp. 189
Retailp. 190
Costcop. 190
Chief Auto Partsp. 191
FastFrog.com Case Studyp. 192
Searsp. 192
CVS Corporationp. 193
Dollar Generalp. 193
Logisticsp. 194
Armellini Express Linesp. 194
UndercoverWear Lingerie Partiesp. 195
Manufacturingp. 196
Honeywellp. 196
Virco Manufacturingp. 197
HON Industries, Inc.p. 197
Healthcarep. 198
The University of Michigan Hospitalp. 198
Children's Hospital of the Greenville Hospital Systemp. 199
Multimedia Terminal Mobile (MTM) Project and the Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Medizinsche Informatikp. 199
Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfarep. 200
Educationp. 201
Saddle Ranch Elementary Schoolp. 201
The Girls Preparatory Schoolp. 202
Governmentp. 202
City of Oaklandp. 202
U.S. Marinesp. 203
The Town of Enfield, Connecticutp. 203
Hospitalityp. 204
Casinosp. 204
Ice Hotelp. 205
Opryland Hotelp. 206
Park City Mountain Resortp. 207
Jimmy Lus Asian Bistrop. 207
Otherp. 208
ATP Tennis Tournamentsp. 208
Appendix Ap. 211
Glossaryp. 273
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780071385282
ISBN-10: 0071385282
Series: Demystified
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th June 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66