Wireless LAN Design

Chapter Description

This chapter discusses wireless LAN (WLAN) technology and describes how it improves mobility. After introducing WLANs as strategic assets to corporate networks, WLAN standards and components are discussed. The security and management of WLANs are explored, followed by design considerations for WLANs.

Summary

In this chapter, you learned about wireless technology and implementation. The following topics were covered:

  • The prevalence and rapid growth of wireless networks
  • Industry standards pertaining to wireless LANs
  • Equipment comprising wireless LANs
  • Wireless security and threat mitigation such as the following:
    - WEP
    - WPA and 802.11i
    - 802.1x
    - Wireless intrusion detection
  • Wireless management using Cisco Integrated Wireless Networks
  • Design considerations for wireless networks such as site surveys and roaming capabilities