CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs

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Cengage Learning, Jun 19, 2012 - Computers - 514 pages
CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3rd Edition provides students with the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills needed to work with wireless technology in a network administration environment as well as pass the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) exam. The text covers fundamental topics, such as planning, designing, installing, securing, and configuring wireless LANs. It also details common wireless LAN uses including maintenance, security, and business applications. The third edition is designed around the latest version of the CWNA exam, as well as the new IEEE 802.11 standard, making CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS the practical guide that prepares students for real-world wireless networking.
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I recommend this book for the IT student course. It contains much technical details used in practice and less mathematical terms provided. This could allow student who does not have much mathematical background to apply in the real world applications.

Contents

The World of Wireless
1
Wireless Local Area Networks
35
Radio Frequency Fundamentals
79
Antennas
119
Physical Layer Standards
157
Media Access Control Layer Standards
197
WLAN Management and Architectures
241
Conducting a Site Survey
277
Managing a Wireless LAN
391
Wireless Network Troubleshooting and Optimization
425
Other Wireless Networks
461
CWNA Certification Exam Objectives
495
URLs for HandsOn Projects
505
Wireless Web Sites
509
Glossary
513
Index
525

Wireless LAN Security Vulnerabilities
317
Implementing Wireless LAN Security
353

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