Wireless network design presents the IT professional with unique obstacles. Your network requires the seamless and secure distribution of information, in spite of competing communication protocols, incompatible hardware platforms, and narrow bandwidths. This book is an introduction to developing efficient means of wireless transport in order to fully leverage wireless technologies.
(Syngress) A guide to understanding and designing a wireless network. Features coverage of the wireless network from the perspective of the service provider, and discusses topics such as the Bluetooth protocol, designing for optimal use of IP addresses, and developing WLANs through IEEE 802.11 architecture.
- You don't have to be a physicist to understand wireless network technology--but you need to know the basics of radio, cellular, infrared, and satellite
- Design for optimal use of IP AddressesApproximately 60,000 logical port numbers can be associated with one external IP address. That means 60,000 different TCP sessions occurring simultaneously!
- Master the basics of wireless local area networks (WLANs) and the 802.11 protocol suiteThe three primary areas of discussion are fixed wireless, mobile wireless, and optical wireless technology.
- Coverage of wireless technology from the perspective of the service provider Includes discussion of Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS), Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS), and Wireless Local Loop (WLL).
- Developing WLANs through the IEEE 802.11 Architecture Includes coverage if the access point (AP), the wireless medium, the distribution system (DS), the basic service set (BSS), the extended service set (ESS), and station and distribution services.
- Developing WPANs through the 802.15 Architecture.The increasing number of telecommuters and small office/home office (SOHO) users is driving the demand for this section of the wireless industry.
- Learn about the Bluetooth protocol See how the success of the Bluetooth technology can offer up low-cost implementation 8.Register for Your 1-year Upgrade The Syngress Solutions upgrade plan protects you from content obsolescence and provides monthly mailings, whitepapers, and more!Syngress wireless books can help prepare you to take the CWNA certification exam.
About the Author
Andy McCullough (BSEE, CCNA, CCDA) has been in network consulting for over seven years. He is currently working at Lucent Enhanced Services and Sales as a Distinguished Member of the Consulting Staff. Andy has done architecture and design work for several global customers of Lucent Technologies including Level 3 Communications, Sprint, MCI/WorldCom, the London Stock Exchange, and British Telecom. His areas of expertise include network architecture and design, IP routing and switching, and IP Multicast. Prior to working for Lucent, Andy ran a consulting company and a regional ISP.
Andy is co-author of Building Cisco Remote Access Networks (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-928994-13-X). He is also an assistant professor teaching networking classes at a community college in Overland Park, KS.