Wi-Fi For The Enterprise / Edition 1

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Overview

This book is designed to drill down to the practical aspects of building the network to interoperate with the technology your company has already deployed.
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The world is going mobile, so unless you want to be left behind, you must have the ability to take advantage of corporate resources and the wealth of information on the Internet -- regardless of location and without the restrictions of a wired connection. This is one of the most compelling new trends of the decade -- rivaling email and cell phones in significance. The trick here is to figure out how to integrate wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) with your wired networks, or to figure out how to do it better. This lucid book on the topic will help you do just that. It is a great way to catch up to or keep up with this incredible but necessary technology.

Nathan J. Muller has covered the subject of Wi-Fi quite thoroughly in this how-to book that takes you through the evolution of advancements in speed, bandwidth, security, and more. The author does an outstanding job of clearly explaining the essential concepts of wireless, including services, applications, protocols, administration, management, security, and deployment issues. The inclusion of an acronyms list at the end of the book was a nice touch.

This is an excellent source and reference book for anyone facing the challenge of integrating Wi-Fi into their business. It provides a useful conceptual model, and yet it is detailed enough to lead network managers through the integration process. John Vacca

John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071412520
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/14/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 0.68 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Wireless in Perspective
Introduction
Bluetooth
Infrared
HomeRF
Wi-Fi
General Packet Radio Service
Fixed Wireless Access
Laser Transmission
Conclusion
Chapter 2: Wireless Network Components
Introduction
PC Cards for Notebooks
PCI Cards for Desktops
Mini PCI Cards
USB Adapters
Compact Flash Cards
Secure Digital Cards
PDA Modules
Soft Wi-Fi
Access Points
Wireless Print Server
Wireless Bridges
Wireless Routers
Wireless Gateways
Conclusion
Chapter 3: Setting up the Network
Introduction
Types of Networks
Setting Up Computers for Networking
Configuration Details
Hub
Cabling
Verifying Network Connectivity
Conclusion
Chapter 4: Preparing for Wireless Deployment
Introduction
Needs Assessment
Performance Baselining
Asset Management
Security
Site Survey
The Design Process
Equipment Considerations
Deployment
Conclusion
Chapter 5: Access Points and Clients
Introduction
Access Point Setup
Using a Terminal Emulator
Client Setup
Conclusion
Chapter 6: Wireless Bridges
Introduction
Configuration
Mobile IP
Spanning Tree Protocol
Performance Monitoring
Applying Filters
Logs
Setting SNMP Traps
Conclusion
Chapter 7: Wireless Security
Introduction
Wireless LAN Security
Authentication Mechanisms
Addressing Security Threats
Hardening the Wireless LAN
Conclusion
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting the Wireless LAN
Introduction
Role of Protocol Analyzers
Basic Connectivity Issues
Client Adapters
Access Points
Bridges
Problem Diagnosis
Role of Management Systems
Conclusion
Chapter 9: Network Management
Introduction
Automatic Discovery
Topographical Views
Group Configuration
Performance Monitoring
Automated Software Updates
Remote Reboot
Troubleshooting
Alarms and Reporting
Integration with Platforms
Conclusion
Chapter 10: Selecting a Wireless Internet Service Provider
Introduction
Market Landscape
Types of Providers
Wireless Application Service Providers
Conclusion
Acronyms
Appendix
About the Author
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