This guide provides administrators with the information they need to set up and debug an 802.11 wireless network. The book explores the 802.11 protocol in depth, covers Linux networking issues, and introduces wide area networking using 802.11. This is a true RDefinitive GuideS that will cover everything readers need in order to use this hot new ...Read MoreThis guide provides administrators with the information they need to set up and debug an 802.11 wireless network. The book explores the 802.11 protocol in depth, covers Linux networking issues, and introduces wide area networking using 802.11. This is a true RDefinitive GuideS that will cover everything readers need in order to use this hot new technology.Read Less
New. Using a wireless network is a liberating experience. But underneath the experience lies a complex protocol, and even more complex issues arise when your data isn't limited to traveling on physical wires. How do you structure your network so mobile users can move around effectively? How do you extend wireless coverage so it's available everywhere you need it? What kinds of security issues do wireless networks raise? How do you tune your network for optimal performance? How do you provide enough capacity to support the users you expect initially, and how do you deal with the problems that arise as more users join the network? 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Defifinitive Guide, Second Edition discusses all these issues, and more. This book is for the serious system or network administrator who is responsible for deploying or maintaining a wireless network. It contains an extensive discussion of wireless security issues, including the problems with the WEP standard and a look at the alternatives: dynamic WEP, plus the 802.1X and the 802.11i security standards. Since network monitoring is essential to any serious network administrator, a chapter is devoted to network analysis and troubleshooting, using Ethereal and other tools. 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Defifinitive Guide brings you up-to-date on all the latest developments in wireless networking. In addition to 802.11b and 11a, this edition covers 802.11g and looks ahead to the 802.11n protocol, which is currently being standardized. This new edition greatly expands the discussion of network planning and architecture, paying special attention to mobility between access points, spectrum management, and power control. It's the only book available that discusses how to calculate the performance of your wireless network and how to tune your network for optimal performance. Finally, 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Defifinitive Guide shows you how to configure wireless cards and Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems, and how to work with access points. Few books in any field combine the theory you need to know with the practical experience and advice you need to get things working. 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Defifinitive Guide is one of those books. If you are responsible for a wireless network, you need this book. Printed Pages: 668. 17 x 23 cm.
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