Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) technology is significantly more complex than cordless telephony; loss, coverage, and bandwidth requirements are much more stringent and the proliferation of wireless LANs in corporate environments has resulted in interesting security challenges. IEEE 802.11-based products offered by Cisco Systems have quickly become one of the foundational technologies fostering the untethering of data communications. Building a Cisco Wireless LAN will bring you up to speed fast with Cisco Wi-Fi technology.
1. Find an Introduction to Wireless Local Area Networks
Review network topologies, cabling, WLAN standards, and TCP/IP basics.
2. Communicate with Wireless LAN Technologies
Review radio and microwave technologies and find coverage of the wireless technology used in Cisco Aironet products.
3. Learn about Cisco's Wireless LAN Product Line
Find complete coverage of Cisco's Aironet 3X0 Series APs and Bridges, Aironet Wireless NICs, and Aironet Antennas server.
4. Perform a Wireless Site Survey
Understand the benefits and limitations of wireless technology and consider attenuation, atmospheric absorption, refraction, harmonics, and more.
5. Set Up the Cisco Aironet Wireless Bridge
Configure the bridge using the command-line interface.
6. Install and Configure the Cisco Aironet LAN Adapter Card
See how the Cisco Aironet Client Utility (ACU) provides the interface to configure the Cisco Aironet 340 and 350 Client adapters.
7. Find Coverage of Cisco Aironet Accessories
Read about antenna accessories, bridge and access point accessories, cabling, connectors, bulkhead extenders, and more.
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Useful to anyone designing and supporting a Cisco wireless LAN. Explains how to create thorough and accurate network designs for the Cisco 340, 350, and UBR 7200 series.
About the Author
Eric Ouellet (CISSP) is a Senior Partner with Secure Systems Design Group, a network design and security consultancy based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. Eric has been responsible for designing some of the leading Public Key Infrastructure deployments currently in use and for devising operational policy and procedures to meet the Electronic Signature Act (E-Sign) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He regularly speaks at leading security conferences and teaches networking and CISSP classes. Eric is a co-author of Hack Proofing Your Wireless Network (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-928994-59-8) and is a contributor to the forthcoming Sniffer Network Optimization and Troubleshooting Handbook (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-931836-57-4).