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Implementing 802.11, 802.16, and 802.20 Wireless Networks : Planning, Troubleshooting, and Operations - Ron Olexa

Implementing 802.11, 802.16, and 802.20 Wireless Networks

Planning, Troubleshooting, and Operations

By: Ron Olexa

Paperback

Published: 1st July 2004
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This is not another book about installing a home or "hobby" Wi-Fi system. Instead, this book shows you how to plan, design, install, and operate WLAN systems in businesses, institutions, and public settings such as libraries and hotels. In other words, this book is packed with serious information for serious professionals responsible for implementing robust, high performance WLANs covering areas as small as a coffee shop or as large as entire communities.
Ron Olexa provides a solid foundation in RF/wireless theory as it applies to WLANs. His detailed, thorough coverage of propagation at GHz frequencies helps you understand the mysteries of WLAN coverage (such as how it can change from season to season due to foliage). You'll also learn about antenna radiation patterns and gain so you can design you WLAN to have the coverage you need without causing interference to (or suffering interference from) other WLANs.
* Covers the widely used 802.11 family, as well as the new 802.16 and 802.20 standards
* Focuses on big commercial network implementations, such as in public buildings and businesses
* Author has over 25 years of experience with cellular systems and wireless networks

"Here is the definitive guide to implementing professional-level WLANs." - SCTE, Dec 2005

Introduction
High speed Wireless Data standards
Radio and RF Basics: Receiver
Transmitter
Antennas
Modulation
Shannon information theory and its effect on receiver sensitivity and EbNo
RF Channelization
RF Link budget
Acceptable path loss
Frequency reuse
Propagation basics: Radio wave propagation above 2 GHz
Multipath and it's effects
Fading
Terrain and morphological considerations
Line of sight
free space and non-line of sight paths and their unique effect on path loss and attenuation
Propagation modeling and measuring: Simple modeling techniques
Complex computer modeling techniques
Site surveys and measurement
System Planning: Determine available products
Determining capacity requirements
Determining coverage requirements
Point to point
Multipoint Antenna selection and location
Frequency planning
Interference management
Backhaul
Network requirements
Costs
System implementation, testing, and optimization: RF planning
Central equipment (routers, gateways and firewalls)
Internet access facilities
Equipment selection
Construction
Testing and optimization
Monitoring and management
Troubleshooting: Coverage holes
Interference
Area variables
Capacity
Throughput
Back office systems: Billing
Customer care
Tech support
Trouble ticket management
Order entry and financial
Software CD: Path loss spreadsheets designed by Author
Publicly available tools such as Netstumbler and Kismet
Demo versions from one or more purveyors of commercial computer propagation analysis tools
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780750678087
ISBN-10: 0750678089
Series: Communications Engineering (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.54