Wi-Fi Configuration, Deployment and Troubleshooting LiveLessons

  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-565-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-565-1

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10+ Hours of Video Instruction

More than 10 hours of video training on Wi-Fi deployment and troubleshooting, from initial design to configuration and frame capture analysis, to help you configure a Wi-Fi network, identify and fix most issues.


Wi-Fi Configuration, Deployment, and Troubleshooting LiveLessons contains 10 individual video lessons, subdivided into 53 sub lessons, for a total of more than ten hours of instruction. The videos consist of audio instruction, presentations, and demos. Each video presents detailed objectives and video captures. Audio instruction throughout offers detailed explanations and tips.

The 10 video labs cover the following topics:

Lesson 1: Building the “Right” Wireless Network

Lesson 2: Application-Specific Needs

Lesson 3: Determining the Right Cell Size

Lesson 4: Site Survey Techniques

Lesson 5: How to Position an AP

Lesson 6: Basic and Advanced Configurations

Lesson 7: Deployment Good and Bad Practices

Lesson 8: When Things Work — Capturing and Understanding Frame Exchanges

Lesson 9: Capturing Exchanges for Troubleshooting — Wireshark & Excel Example

About the Instructor

Jerome Henry is Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco, focusing on Wi-Fi products. Jerome has more than 12 year experience teaching technical Cisco courses and products in more than 15 different countries and 4 different languages, to audiences ranging from Bachelor degree students to networking professionals and Cisco internal system engineers. Focusing on his wireless experience, Jerome joined Cisco at the beginning of 2013. Before that time, he was consulting and teaching Heterogeneous Networks and Wireless Integration with the European Airespace team, which was later acquired by Cisco to become their main wireless solution. He then became technology leader at a Cisco Learning and Solution Partner before joining Cisco. He is certified wireless networking expert (CWNE #45), CCIE Wireless (#24750), CCNP Wireless, developed several Cisco courses focusing on wireless topics (IUWNE, IUWMS, IUWVN, CUWSS, IAUWS, LBS, CWMN lab guide, etc.) and authored several Wireless books (IUWMS, CUWSS Quick Reference, etc.). Jerome was also elevated to the grade of IEEE 802.11 group Senior Member. With more than 10000 hours in the classroom, Jerome was awarded the IT Training Award best Instructor silver medal in 2009. He is based in Pittsboro, NC.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Details fundamental concepts behind wireless network design, deployment, and troubleshooting
  • Provides visual illustrations of 802.11 exchanges, allowing the user to see the invisible exchanges between wireless clients and access points
  • Covers all layers, from the physical layer (including non-802.11 interferences) to the MAC layer (including newer technologies such as 802.11n and 802.11ac)

Who Should Take This Course

  • Any network administrator or user in charge of configuring, troubleshooting or managing a wireless network is the primary audience for this product. This includes administrators, technicians, and network engineers who are responsible for deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting 802.11 wireless networks. These videos will appeal to any engineer involved in 802.11 wireless management. These videos will also appeal to any individual wishing to get a deeper understanding of 802.11 to better administrate and troubleshoot 802.11 wireless networks.

Course Requirements

  • This product focuses on Wi-Fi technologies. Users should have a basic understanding of networking technology. These individuals need not have extensive hands-on experience, since the focus of this product is the underlying RF mechanism and 802.11 exchanges.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1Video 1: Building the “Right” Wireless Network

Lesson 1.1Wireless Network Deployment Phases

Lesson 1.2Common Verticals Requirements–General Enterprise

Lesson 1.3 Common Verticals Requirements–Healthcare

Lesson 1.4Common Verticals Requirements–Warehousing and Industrial

Lesson 1.5Common Verticals Requirements–Stores, Hotels & Hospitality, and Hotspots

Lesson 1.6Common Verticals Requirements–Education

Lesson 1.7Common Verticals Requirements–Outdoor

Lesson 2Video 2: Application-Specific Needs

Lesson 2.1Roaming vs Nomadic Designs

Lesson 2.2TCP-Based Application Requirements

Lesson 2.3UDP-Based Application Requirements

Lesson 2.4High Density vs High Capacity

Lesson 3Video 3: Determining the Right Cell Size

Lesson 3.1Understanding Factors Affecting Cell Shape and Size

Lesson 3.2AP Power vs Client Power

Lesson 3.3Allowed Data Rates and Cell Sizes

Lesson 3.4Beamforming

Lesson 3.5Cell Size and Client Dream Speeds

Lesson 3.6Common Design Practices

Lesson 4Video 4: Site Survey Techniques

Lesson 4.1Identifying Problematic Areas with a Walkthrough

Lesson 4.2Dealing with Problematic Areas

Lesson 4.3Survey Types and Tools

Lesson 4.4How to Survey

Lesson 5Video 5: How to Position an AP

Lesson 5.1Wall Mount vs Ceiling Mount

Lesson 5.2Antennas

Lesson 5.3Building Edges

Lesson 5.4Cell Overlaps

Lesson 5.5AP Positioning Recommendations

Lesson 6Video 6: Basic and Advanced Configurations

Lesson 6.1Channel and Rate Setup

Lesson 6.2Power Setup

Lesson 6.3Security Setup

Lesson 6.4802.11w

Lesson 6.5802.11r

Lesson 6.6802.11k

Lesson 6.7802.11u

Lesson 7Video 7: Deployment Good and Bad Practices

Lesson 7.1SSIDs

Lesson 7.2Data Rates

Lesson 7.3Determining Your Minimum Data Rate

Lesson 7.4Good and Bad Security

Lesson 7.5Auto vs Manual

Lesson 8Video 8: When Things Work - Capturing and Understanding Frame Exchanges

Lesson 8.1Common Tests

Lesson 8.2Capture Tools

Lesson 8.3Capture Close Look

Lesson 8.4How to Read a Beacon

Lesson 8.5How to Read Security Exchanges

Lesson 8.6How to Read Signal Parameters

Lesson 9Video 9: Capturing Exchanges for Troubleshooting–Wireshark & Excel Example

Lesson 9.1Filtering Packets

Lesson 9.2Exporting Packets

Lesson 9.3The Probing Hint

Lesson 9.4Beacon Interval

Lesson 9.5Clients in Trouble

Lesson 10Video 10: Troubleshooting Application-specific Issues

Lesson 10.1Layer 2 vs Upper Layers

Lesson 10.2Layer 2 vs Upper Layers Troubleshooting Example

Lesson 10.3Troubleshooting Voice

Lesson 10.4Troubleshooting Video

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