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Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks

Chapter Description

The equipment that you select for your broadband wireless wide-area network (WAN) plays a major role in the reliability, scalability, and profitability of your network. This sample chapter helps you evaluate and select your wireless network equipment.

Review Questions

  1. Why is it important to visit an actual deployment site before you purchase wireless equipment?

  2. The electromagnetic waves that we call wireless exist at what layer of the seven-layer OSI reference model?

  3. How is a packet like a hamburger sandwich?

  4. Why does a wireless network need a big MAC?

  5. Wireless bandwidth and wireless throughput are the same thing. True or false?

  6. The communications range under NLOS conditions is about the same as the communications range under LOS conditions. True or false?

  7. DSSS equipment hops from frequency to frequency. True or false?

  8. Other things being equal, the higher the data rate, the shorter the communications distance. True or false?

  9. If you start receiving interference from another network, the best thing to do is to get an amplifier. True or false?

  10. Any 802.11b equipment works with any other 802.11b equipment. True or false?