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Designing and Deploying 802.11 Wireless Networks: A Practical Guide to Implementing 802.11n and 802.11ac Wireless Networks For Enterprise-Based Applications, 2nd Edition

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  • Covers both 802.11ac and 802.11n in depth, and fully explains major differences in 802.11ac planning, site surveying, deployment, and operation
  • Thoroughly addresses 802.11n and 802.11ac deployment for both voice and location-based applications
  • Includes expert guidance and tips for migrating to 802.11ac from existing wireless networks (802.11a,b,g,n)
  • Presents many real world examples and implementation tips, illuminated by screenshots from test tools and equipment configuration screens
  • Contains end-of-chapter review questions for both classroom use and self-study
  • An ideal "ready-reference" complement to the latest CCNA Wireless study materials

  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 512
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58714-430-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58714-430-1

Designing and Deploying 802.11 Wireless Networks

Second Edition


A Practical Guide to Implementing 802.11n and 802.11ac Wireless Networks For Enterprise-Based Applications


Plan, deploy, and operate high-performance 802.11ac and 802.11n wireless networks


The new 802.11ac standard enables WLANs to deliver significantly higher performance. Network equipment manufacturers have refocused on 802.11ac- and 802.11n-compliant solutions, rapidly moving older versions of 802.11 toward “legacy” status. Now, there’s a complete guide to planning, designing, installing, testing, and supporting 802.11ac and 802.11n wireless networks in any environment, for virtually any application.

Jim Geier offers practical methods, tips, and recommendations that draw on his decades of experience deploying wireless solutions and shaping wireless standards. He carefully introduces 802.11ac’s fundamentally different design, site survey, implementation, and network configuration techniques, helping you maximize performance and avoid pitfalls.


Geier organizes each phase of WLAN deployment into clearly defined steps, making the entire planning and deployment process easy to understand and execute. He illuminates key concepts and methods through realistic case studies based on current Cisco products, while offering tips and techniques you can use with any vendor’s equipment. To build your skills with key tasks, you’ll find several hands-on exercises relying on free or inexpensive tools.

Whether you’re deploying an entirely new wireless network or migrating from older equipment, this guide contains all the expert knowledge you’ll need to succeed.


Jim Geier has 30 years of experience planning, designing, analyzing and implementing communications, wireless, and mobile systems. Geier is founder and Principal Consultant of Wireless-Nets, Ltd., providing wireless analysis and design services to product manufacturers. He is also president, CEO, and co-founder of Health Grade Networks, providing wireless network solutions to hospitals, airports, and manufacturing facilities. His books include the first edition of Designing and Deploying 802.11n Wireless Networks (Cisco Press); as well as Implementing 802.1X Security Solutions and Wireless Networking Handbook. Geier has been active in the IEEE 802.11 Working Group and Wi-Fi Alliance; has chaired the IEEE Computer Society (Dayton Section) and various conferences; and served as expert witness in patent litigation related to wireless and cellular technologies.

  • Review key 802.11 concepts, applications, markets, and technologies
  • Compare ad hoc, mesh, and infrastructure WLANs and their components
  • Consider the impact of radio signal interference, security vulnerabilities, multipath propagation, roaming, and battery limitations
  • Thoroughly understand today’s 802.11 standards in the context of actual network deployment and support
  • Plan your deployment: scoping, staffing, schedules, budgets, risks, feasibility analysis, and requirements
  • Architect access networks and distribut

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Wireless LAN Implications, Problems, and Solutions

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part I: Fundamental Concepts
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless LANs
  • Chapter 2 Radio Wave Fundamentals
  • Chapter 3 Wireless LAN Types and Components
  • Chapter 4 Wireless LAN Implications
  • Part II: The 802.11 Standard
  • Chapter 5 Introduction to IEEE 802.11 and Related Standards
  • Chapter 6 IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer
  • Chapter 7 IEEE 802.11 Physical (PHY) Layers
  • Part III: Wireless Network Design
  • Chapter 8 Planning a Wireless LAN Deployment
  • Chapter 9 Defining Requirements for a Wireless LAN
  • Chapter 10 System Architecture Considerations
  • Chapter 11 Range, Performance, and Roaming Considerations
  • Chapter 12 Radio Frequency Considerations
  • Chapter 13 Security Considerations
  • Part IV: Wireless Network Installation and Testing
  • Chapter 14 Test Tools
  • Chapter 15 Performing a Wireless Site Survey
  • Chapter 16 Installing and Configuring a Wireless LAN
  • Chapter 17 Testing a Wireless LAN
  • Part V: Operational Support Considerations
  • Chapter 18 Managing a Wireless LAN
  • Chapter 19 Troubleshooting a Wireless LAN
  • Chapter 20 Preparing Operational Support Staff
  • Glossary
  • Index
        

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