Wireless LANs are the 'silver bullet' for networks of the future, allowing
small communities of office workers, industrial workers, hospital employees,
technical teams, etc. to communicate via their mobile devices without having to
worry about cables. Scenarios include: small buisnesses where everyone's lap
tops are connected the minute they walk through the door so they can move around
from office to meeting room and stay on the network throughout; hospital nurses
carrying out foetal scans without the need for the scanning device to be
connected to the screen; construction sites where the technical foreman can log
onto the same system as the architect and compare plans on their respective lap
tops. At the moment there are various different technologies, all of which suit
different scenarios. Many books discuss wLANs in concept, but do not cover the
different technologies, or demonstrate how to build a wLAN with only one of the
technologies. This book is unique in presenting the broader picture and
providing decision makers with the tools they need to make the appropriate
investment for their own situation.
- The only book that gives a broad overview of all the different
- Discusses which technologies are best for different situations and
requirements along with business trade-offs
- Gives practical hints and advice on how to implement the technologies
- Includes a chapter on the practical details of operating an
IEEE802.11b-wLAN together with application examples
- Covers security considerations
Table of Contents
Applications, devices and standards.
Operating an IEEE802.11b-compliant WLAN.
Various aspects of WLAN technology.