"Over the past 20 years, wireless LANS have grown from technical curiosity to a mainstream technology widely installed across residential, enterprise, and even municipal networks. The mobility and convenience of wireless has been augmented by the advanced throughput and range performance available in today's products, extending the reach of wireless LANS to a broad array of applications. This book explores all aspects of contemporary wireless LANs, from the basics through wireless security, meshes, QoS, high throughput, and interworking with external networks. The broad range of topics and perspective make this the ideal reference for experienced practitioners, as well as those new to the field."
Craig J. Mathias, Principal, Farpoint Group, USA.
"This book is a wonderful resource for anyone who works with Wi-Fi wireless technologies. It provides an excellent overview for the newcomer and an extensive and up-to-date reference for the expert. This book is a crucial tool for everyone involved in this exciting, fast-paced field. Everyone will learn from it!"
Professor David F. Kotz, Director, Center for Mobile Computing, Dartmouth College, USA.
"The ability of Wi-Fi technology to expand in so many directions while maintaining backwards compatibility has been one key to its success and the technology will certainly continue to evolve. This book has hopefully given you some insights into where we have been and where we may be headed."
Greg Ennis, Technical Director, WiFi Alliance
Wireless LANs have become mainstream over the last few years. What started out as cable replacement for static desktops in indoor networks has been extended to fully mobile broadband applications involving moving vehicles, high-speed trains, and even airplanes. This book is designed to appeal to a broad audience with different levels of technical background and can be used in a variety of ways: as a first course on wireless LANs, as a graduate-level textbook, or simply as a professional reference guide. It describes the key practical considerations when deploying wireless LANs and equips the reader with a solid understanding of the emerging technologies. The book comprises 38 high-quality contributions from industry and academia and covers a broad range of important topics related to 802.11 networks, including quality of service, security, high throughput systems, mesh networking, 802.11/cellular interworking, coexistence, cognitive radio resource management, range and capacity evaluation, hardware and antenna design, hotspots, new applications, ultra-wideband, and public wireless broadband.
About the Author
Benny Bing is a research faculty member with the School of ECE, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Senior Member, and Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.