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Audience. The Organization of This Book. Updates to This Book Compared to the First Edition.
I. WIRELESS NETWORKS-A FIRST LOOK.1. Introduction to Wireless Networks.
Wireless LAN Benefits. Wireless LAN Applications. Wireless LAN Technologies. Wireless LAN Implications. Wireless LANs: A Historical Perspective.2. Wireless Network Configurations.
Wireless LAN Architecture. Wireless LAN Components and Systems. Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks.3. Overview of the IEEE 802.11 Standard.
The Importance of Standards. The IEEE 802 LAN Standards Family. Introduction to the IEEE 802.11 Standard. IEEE 802.11 Topology. IEEE 802.11 Logical Architecture. IEEE 802.11 Services.
II. INSIDE IEEE 802.11.4. IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer.
IEEE 802.11 MAC Layer Operations. MAC Frame Structure. MAC Frame Types.5. IEEE 802.11 Physical (PHY) Layer.
Physical Layer Architecture. Physical Layer Operations. IEEE 802.11 Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) Physical Layer. IEEE 802.11 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Physical Layer. IEEE 802.11 High Rate Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (HR-DSSS) Physical Layer. IEEE 802.11 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Physical Layer. IEEE 802.11 Infrared (IR) Physical Layer.
III. DEPLOYING WIRELESS LANS.6. Wireless System Integration.
Wireless System Architecture. Network Distribution Systems. Roaming Protocols. Communications Protocols. Connectivity Software.7. Planning a Wireless LAN.
Managing a Wireless LAN Implementation. Requirements Analysis Steps. Types of Wireless LAN Requirements. Questions for Defining Wireless LAN Requirements. Analyzing the Feasibility of a Wireless LAN.8. Implementing a Wireless LAN.
Designing a Wireless LAN. Preparing for Operational Support of a Wireless LAN. Installing a Wireless LAN. Summary.Glossary.