Matthew Gast's 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide (2nd Edition) PDF

By Matthew Gast

ISBN-10: 0596100523

ISBN-13: 9780596100520

As we know by way of now, instant networks provide many benefits over mounted (or stressed out) networks. top-rated on that record is mobility, because going instant frees you from the tether of an Ethernet cable at a table. yet that's simply the end of the cable-free iceberg. instant networks also are extra versatile, quicker and more uncomplicated so that you can use, and cheaper to installation and maintain.

The de facto commonplace for instant networking is the 802.11 protocol, including wireless (the instant usual often called 802.11b) and its speedier cousin, 802.11g. With easy-to-install 802.11 community to be had all over you switch, the alternative turns out easy, and lots of humans dive into instant computing with much less concept and making plans than they'd supply to a stressed community. yet it's clever to be conversant in either the features and dangers linked to the 802.11 protocols. And 802.11 instant Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2d variation is the appropriate position to start.

This up to date variation covers every thing you'll ever want to know approximately instant expertise. Designed with the approach administrator or severe domestic consumer in brain, it's a no-nonsense advisor for constructing 802.11 on home windows and Linux. one of the wide variety of themes coated are discussions on:
* deployment concerns
* community tracking and function tuning
* instant defense matters
* easy methods to use and choose entry issues
* community tracking necessities
* instant card configuration
* safety matters designated to instant networks
With instant know-how, the benefits to its clients are certainly abundant. businesses not need to care for the effort and fee of wiring structures, and families with numerous pcs can keep away from fights over who's on-line. And now, with 802.11 instant Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2d version, you could combine instant know-how into your present infrastructure with the maximum self belief.

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Tuning a wireless network is tied intimately to a number of parameters in the specification. To understand the behavior of your network and what effect the optimizations will have requires a knowledge of what those parameters really do. • Device drivers may expose low-level knobs and dials for you to play with. Most drivers provide good defaults for all of the parameters, but some give you freedom to experiment. Open source software users have the source code and are free to experiment with any and all settings.

Have mobile telephones, it is still possible to be a holdout. In Europe, it seems as if everybody has a mobile phone—one cab driver in Finland I spoke with while writing this book took great pride in the fact that his family of four had six mobile telephones! Likewise, wireless data networks free software developers from the tethers of an Ethernet cable at a desk. Developers can work in the library, in a conference room, in the parking lot, or even in the coffee house across the street. As long as the wireless users remain within the range of the base station, they can take advantage of the network.

1x on Wireless LANs 7. Management Operations …………………….. page 93 Management Architecture Scanning Authentication Association Power Conservation Timer Synchronization 2 8. Contention-Free Service with the PCF …………………….. page 113 Contention-Free Access Using the PCF Detailed PCF Framing Power Management and the PCF 9. Physical Layer Overview …………………….. 11 10. The ISM PHYs: FH, DS, and HR/DS …………………….. 11b: HR/DSSS PHY 11. 11a: 5-GHz OFDM PHY …………………….. 11a OFDM PLCP OFDM PMD Characteristics of the OFDM PHY 12.

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