Wireless Network Administration A Beginner's Guide [NOOK Book]

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Learn the essentials of wireless networking

Configure, manage, and secure wireless networks using the step-by-step details in this practical resource. Wireless Network Administration: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to work with the latest wireless networking standards, including the 802.11x family, on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. The book covers wireless network planning, design, hardware, services, ...

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Wireless Network Administration A Beginner's Guide

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Overview

Learn the essentials of wireless networking

Configure, manage, and secure wireless networks using the step-by-step details in this practical resource. Wireless Network Administration: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to work with the latest wireless networking standards, including the 802.11x family, on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. The book covers wireless network planning, design, hardware, services, protocols, device configuration, security, troubleshooting, and more. This hands-on guide will get you started administering wireless networks in no time.



  • Get details on regulatory and technical organizations

  • Learn about different wireless standards and the basics of RF technologies

  • Understand and determine client-side hardware requirements, including chipsets and various wireless interfaces

  • Select infrastructure-side wireless hardware, such as antennas, wireless access points (WAPs), residential gateways, switches/controllers, routers, and bridges

  • Learn about WLANs, WWANs, WMANs, and WPANs

  • Work with standard wireless network protocols--TCP/IP (IPv4 and IPv6)

  • Understand DNS, DHCP, and other supporting infrastructure services

  • Secure wireless networks using cryptography

  • Configure infrastructure devices, including a wireless access point device and wireless network switches and controllers

  • Configure and manage wireless Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux clients

  • Plan, design, survey, deploy, and troubleshoot your wireless network

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071639224
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/19/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,300,659
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Wale Soyinka is an IT systems network/security consultant with many years of experience in the field. He helps businesses secure and integrate wireless networks in the enterprise. Wale is the author of Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, now in its fifth edition.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Overview; Chapter 1. Regulatory and Technical Organizations; Chapter 2. Wireless Communication Building Blocks; Chapter 3. Wireless Standards; Part II: Hardware; Chapter 4. Wireless Hardware: Client Side; Chapter 5. Wireless Hardware: Infrastructure Side; Part III: WLAN, WWAN, WMAN, and WPAN; Chapter 6. WLAN; Chapter 7. WWANs, WMANs, and WPANs; Chapter 8. Wireless Network Services and Protocols: TCP/IP; Chapter 9. Standard Wireless Network Infrastructure Services and Protocols: DNS, DHCP; Chapter 10. Optional Infrastructure Services and Protocols; Chapter 11. Securing Wireless Networks: Fundamentals; Part IV: Wireless Devices Configuration and Other Wireless Network Considerations; Chapter 12. Infrastructure Device Configuration; Chapter 13. Microsoft Windows Clients; Chapter 14. Apple OS X Clients; Chapter 15. Linux Clients; Chapter 16. Plan, Design, Survey, and Deploy; Appendix A. Troubleshooting Wireless Networks; Index
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