Skip to main content

Wireless Local Area Networks: The New Wireless Revolution

Wireless Local Area Networks: The New Wireless Revolution

Benny Bing (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-22474-7

Jul 2002

216 pages

Select type: Hardcover

In Stock

$122.00

Description

  • Provides a practical introduction written by engineers from the leading wireless LAN manufacturers
  • Each chapter brings the reader up-to-date with the latest in LAN technology from such companies as 3com, Alcatel, Ericsson, Intermec, Mobilian, Cisco Systems, Texas Instruments, Time Domain Corp., and Network Associates
  • Provides detailed information for anyone who wants to learn about, implement, or invest in wireless LAN technology
  • Features chapters on security, Bluetooth, spectrum allocation, QoS, ultra-wideband wireless, key standards, and more

Contributors xv

Foreword xvii

Preface xix

Acknowledgements xxvii

Chapter 1 Guide to Wireless LAN Analysis 1
Wildpackets, Inc

Chapter 2 The Evolution of 2.4-GHz Wireless LANs 17
Chris Heegard, John (Sean) T. Coffey, Srikanth Gummadi, Peter A. Murphy, Ron Provencio, Eric J. Rossin, Sid Schrum, and Matthew B. Shoemake, Texas Instruments, Inc.

Chapter 3 The 5-GHz IEEE 802.11a Wireless LAN 73
James Chen, Atheros Communications, Inc.

Chapter 4 Migration Strategies for IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs 91
Proxim, Inc.

Chapter 5 5-GHz Radio Spectrum Regulations 97
Teik-Kheong Tan, 3Com Corporations, Inc.

Chapter 6 Quality of Service and Multimedia Support in 802.11 Standards 105
Gregory Parks, Cirrus Logic, Inc.

Chapter 7 Overview of Wireless LAN Security 115
Cisco Systems

Chapter 8 Wireless Network Security 123
Dorothy Stanley, Agere Systems, Inc.

Chapter 9 Building Secure Wireless Local Area Networks 141
Colubris Networks

Chapter 10 Wireless LAN for Mobile Operators 147
Philppe Laine, Alcatel

Chapter 11 Wireless LAN Access Architecture for Mobile Operators 159
Juha Ala-Laurila, Henry Haverinen, Jouni Mikkonen, Jyri Rinnemaa, Nokia Mobile Phones

Chapter 12 From Wireless LANs to Wireless Network Solutions: Applying Lessons from Cellular Networking to Enterprise Wireless Networking 177
Sandeep K. Singhal, ReefEdge, Inc.

Chapter 13 The Bluetooth Basics 191
Mike Sheppard, Bluetooth SIG Associate Member

Chapter 14 Coexistence of IEEE 802.11b WLAN and Bluetooth WPAN 203
Stephen J. Shellhammer, Symbol Technologies and IEEE 802.15.2 Chairman

Chapter 15 An Introduction to Ultra Wide Band Wireless Technology 219
Kazimierz Siwiak and Laura L. Huckabee, Time Domain Corporation

Glossary 233

Related Web Sites 239

About the Author 241

Index 243

Wireless Local Area Networks is for those who will be charged with designing, building, and maintaining those networks, and it is a resolutely practical book. The very first page of the preface promises that the chapters were chosen for “conciseness and clarity [without] unnecessary information.” The book begins with an overview of wireless standards, and moves on to cover network security, public access, personal area networks, and future developments. The chapters are, as promised, clear and concise. The overview of 802.11b in Chapter 1 and the Bluetooth overview in chapter 13 are both excellent introductions to these wireless networking standards. -- ACM Networker

Overall, the book is a valuable source of information about wireless LAN technologies with special respect to IEEE 802.11 standards. It contains a lot of practical information that comes from the experience of the authors....Lots of illustrations help understanding of important topics. The book will be attractive to many readers. I recommend it for every WLAN user, students, graduate students, as well as engineers and mobile operators.-- IEEE Communications

"...attractive to many readers. I recommend it for every WLAN user, students, graduate students, as well as engineers and mobile operators."(IEEE Communications Magazine, August 2003)