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802.11® Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide
By Matthew Gast
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : April 2002
ISBN : 0-596-00183-5
Pages : 464
As a network administrator, architect, or security professional, you need to understand
the capabilities, limitations, and risks associated with integrating wireless LAN
technology into your current infrastructure. This practical guide provides all the
information necessary to analyze and deploy wireless networks with confidence. It?s the
only source that offers a full spectrum view of 802.11, from the minute details of the
specification, to deployment, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
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Overture for Book in Black and White, Opus 2
Conventions Used in This Book
How to Contact Us
Chapter 1. Introduction to Wireless Networks
Section 1.2. A Network by Any Other Name...
Chapter 2. Overview of 802.11 Networks
Section 2.2. 802.11 Nomenclature and Design
Section 2.3. 802.11 Network Operations
Section 2.4. Mobility Support
Chapter 3. The 802.11 MAC
Section 3.2. MAC Access Modes and Timing
Section 3.3. Contention-Based Access Using the DCF
Section 3.4. Fragmentation and Reassembly
Section 3.5. Frame Format
Section 3.6. Encapsulation of Higher-Layer Protocols Within 802.11
Section 3.7. Contention-Based Data Service
Chapter 4. 802.11 Framing in Detail
Section 4.2. Control Frames
Section 4.3. Management Frames
Section 4.4. Frame Transmission and Association and Authentication States
Chapter 5. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Section 5.2. WEP Cryptographic Operations
Section 5.3. Problems with WEP
Section 5.4. Conclusions and Recommendations
Chapter 6. Security, Take 2: 802.1x
Prometheus Untethered: The Possibilities of Wireless LANs
Section 1.1. Why Wireless?
Section 2.1. IEEE 802 Network Technology Family Tree
Section 3.1. Challenges for the MAC
Section 4.1. Data Frames
Section 5.1. Cryptographic Background to WEP
Section 6.1. The Extensible Authentication Protocol
Section 6.2. 802.1x: Network Port Authentication
Section 6.3. 802.1x on Wireless LANs
Chapter 7. Management Operations
Section 7.2. Scanning
Section 7.3. Authentication
Section 7.4. Association
Section 7.5. Power Conservation
Section 7.6. Timer Synchronization
Chapter 8. Contention-Free Service with the PCF
Section 8.2. Detailed PCF Framing
Section 8.3. Power Management and the PCF
Chapter 9. Physical Layer Overview
Section 9.2. The Radio Link
Section 9.3. RF and 802.11
Chapter 10. The ISM PHYs: FH, DS, and HR/DS
Section 10.2. 802.11 DS PHY
Section 10.3. 802.11b: HR/DSSS PHY
Chapter 11. 802.11a: 5-GHz OFDM PHY
Section 11.2. OFDM as Applied by 802.11a
Section 11.3. OFDM PLCP
Section 11.4. OFDM PMD
Section 11.5. Characteristics of the OFDM PHY
Chapter 12. Using 802.11 on Windows
Section 12.2. Lucent ORiNOCO
Chapter 13. Using 802.11 on Linux
Section 13.2. PCMCIA Support on Linux
Section 13.3. linux-wlan-ng for Intersil-Based Cards
Section 13.4. Agere (Lucent) Orinoco
Section 7.1. Management Architecture
Section 8.1. Contention-Free Access Using the PCF
Section 9.1. Physical-Layer Architecture
Section 10.1. 802.11 FH PHY
Section 11.1. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Section 12.1. Nokia C110/C111
Section 13.1. A Few Words on 802.11 Hardware
Chapter 14. Using 802.11 Access Points
Section 14.2. ORiNOCO (Lucent) AP-1000 Access Point
Section 14.3. Nokia A032 Access Point
Chapter 15. 802.11 Network Deployment
Section 15.2. Project Planning
Section 15.3. The Site Survey
Section 15.4. Installation and the Final Rollout
Chapter 16. 802.11 Network Analysis
Section 16.2. 802.11 Network Analyzers
Section 16.3. Commercial Network Analyzers
Section 16.4. Ethereal
Section 16.5. 802.11 Network Analysis Examples
Section 16.6. AirSnort
Chapter 17. 802.11 Performance Tuning
Section 17.2. Tuning Power Management
Section 17.3. Timing Operations
Section 17.4. Physical Operations
Section 17.5. Summary of Tunable Parameters
Chapter 18. The Future, at Least for 802.11
Section 18.2. The Longer Term
Section 18.3. The End
Appendix A. 802.11 MIB
Section A.2. Station Management
Section A.3. MAC Management
Section A.4. Physical-Layer Management
Appendix B. 802.11 on the Macintosh
Section B.2. The AirPort Base Station
Section B.3. Links to More Information
Section 14.1. General Functions of an Access Point
Section 15.1. The Topology Archetype
Section 16.1. Why Use a Network Analyzer?
Section 17.1. Tuning Radio Management
Section 18.1. Current Standards Work
Section A.1. The Root of the Matter
Section B.1. The AirPort Card
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