Wireless Local Area Networks: The New Wireless Revolution / Edition 1

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  • Provides a practical introduction written by engineers from the leading wireless LAN manufacturers
  • Each chapter brings the reader up-to-date with the latest in LAN technology from such companies as 3com, Alcatel, Ericsson, Intermec, Mobilian, Cisco Systems, Texas Instruments, Time Domain Corp., and Network Associates
  • Provides detailed information for anyone who wants to learn about, implement, or invest in wireless LAN technology
  • Features chapters on security, Bluetooth, spectrum allocation, QoS, ultra-wideband wireless, key standards, and more
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Wireless Local Area Networks is for those who will be charged with designing, building, and maintaining those networks, and it is a resolutely practical book. The very first page of the preface promises that the chapters were chosen for “conciseness and clarity [without] unnecessary information.” The book begins with an overview of wireless standards, and moves on to cover network security, public access, personal area networks, and future developments. The chapters are, as promised, clear and concise. The overview of 802.11b in Chapter 1 and the Bluetooth overview in Chapter 13 are both excellent introductions to these wireless networking standards. — ACM Networker

Overall, the book is a valuable source of information about wireless LAN technologies with special respect to IEEE 802.11 standards. It contains a lot of practical information that comes from the experience of the authors....Lots of illustrations help understanding of important topics. The book will be attractive to many readers. I recommend it for every WLAN user, students, graduate students, as well as engineers and mobile operators.— IEEE Communications

"...attractive to many readers. I recommend it for every WLAN user, students, graduate students, as well as engineers and mobile operators."(IEEE Communications Magazine, August 2003)

From The Critics
Bing (Georgia Institute of Technology) presents 15 contributions that overview the wireless local area network (LAN) standards, describe how they work, examine current issues and applications, and discuss future trends. Topics include the evolution of 2.4-GHz wireless LANs, migration standards for IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, 5-GHz radio spectrum regulations, quality of service and multimedia support in 802.11 standards, wireless LAN security, wireless LAN for mobile operators, and Bluetooth technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471224747
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/12/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

BENNY BING is a research faculty member with the Broadband Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is the author of over 30 technical papers and 5 books. He is a guest editor of Wireless LANs for the IEEE Communications Magazine and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

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Table of Contents





Guide to Wireless LAN Analysis.

The Evolution of 2,4-GHz Wireless LANs (C. Heegard, et al.).

The 5-GHz IEEE 802.11a Wireless LAN (J. Chen).

Migration Strategies for IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs 91.

5-GHz Radio Spectrum Regulations (T. Tan).

Quality of Service and Multimedia Support in 802.11 Standards (G. Parks).

Overview of Wireless LAN Security.

Wireless Network Security (D. Stanley).

Building Secure Wireless Local Area Networks.

Wireless LAN for Mobile Operators (P. Lane).

Wireless LAN Access Architecture for Mobile Operators (J. Ala-Laurila, et al.).

From Wirelss LANs to Wireless Network Solutions: Applying Lessons from Cellular Networking to Enterprise Wireless Networking (S.K. Singhal).

The Bluetooth Basics (M. Sheppard).

Coexistence of IEEE 802.11b WLAN and Bluetooth WPAN (S.J. Shellhammer).

An Introduction to Ultra Wide Band Wireless Technology (K. Siwak and L.L.Huckabee).


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