802.11n: A Survival Guide / Edition 1

802.11n: A Survival Guide / Edition 1

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by Matthew Gast
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1449312047

ISBN-13: 2901449312045

Pub. Date: 04/13/2012

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated

Wireless has finally come of age. With a significant jump in throughput over previous standards, 802.11n is the first wireless technology that doesn’t trade speed for mobility, and users have stormed onto wireless networks with a passion. In this concise guide, Matthew Gast—chair of the IEEE group that produced revision 802.11-2012—shows you why

Overview

Wireless has finally come of age. With a significant jump in throughput over previous standards, 802.11n is the first wireless technology that doesn’t trade speed for mobility, and users have stormed onto wireless networks with a passion. In this concise guide, Matthew Gast—chair of the IEEE group that produced revision 802.11-2012—shows you why wireless has become the default method of connecting to a network, and provides technical details you need to plan, design, and deploy 802.11n today.

Building a network for the multitude of new devices is now a strategic decision for network engineers everywhere. This book gives you an in-depth look at key parts of 802.11n, and shows you how to achieve an Ethernet-free wireless office.

  • Learn how MIMO’s multiple data streams greatly increase wireless speed
  • Discover how 802.11n modifications improve MAC efficiency
  • Examine advanced PHY features such as beanforming and space-time code block
  • Use advanced MAC features to maintain interoperability with older devices
  • Plan an 802.11n network by determining traffic demand, key applications, power requirements, and security
  • Choose the architecture, select hardware, and plan coverage to design and build your network

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901449312045
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/13/2012
Pages:
144

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to 802.11n-2009
  • The PHY
    • Chapter 2: MIMO and the 802.11n PHY
    • Chapter 3: Channels, Framing, and Coding
    • Chapter 4: Advanced PHY Features for Performance


  • The MAC
    • Chapter 5: MAC Basics
    • Chapter 6: Advanced MAC Features for Interoperability


  • Using 802.11n to Build a Network
    • Chapter 7: Planning an 802.11n Network
    • Chapter 8: Designing and Installing an 802.11n Network


  • Afterword
  • Glossary

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