Wi-Fi for the Enterprise

Paperback | March 14, 2003

byNathan J. Muller

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PUT WiFi TO WORK With his potent gift for clearly explaining technology, networking guru/author Nathan J. Muller presents a powerful set of tools for making the right decisions, the best moves, and extracting maximum benefits from WiFi in the workplace. In WiFi for the Enterprise, he shareshis expertise on equipment, configurations, and features for business environments. WiFi-;WHAT, WHY, AND HOW If you're among the 44% of businesses planning on integrating WiFi, you've found the best source for solutions. WiFi for the Enterprise helps network managers, integrators, and other interested parties drill down to-; * Authoritative and readable answers, without wading through engineeringese * Business-boosting potentials of different flavors of WiFi * Choices in product classes that yield performance, security, and scalability * Coping strategies for a market that features more than 300 certified WiFi products * Interoperability solutions for WiFi integration with technology you already run * Design, configuration, and security answers for your WiFi network * WiFi network troubleshooting, monitoring, and management strategies * Selecting a WiFi service provider for Internet access DYNAMIC, WORKING ANSWERS ON THE MOST EXCITING DEVELOPMENT IN NETWORKING

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PUT WiFi TO WORK With his potent gift for clearly explaining technology, networking guru/author Nathan J. Muller presents a powerful set of tools for making the right decisions, the best moves, and extracting maximum benefits from WiFi in the workplace. In WiFi for the Enterprise, he shareshis expertise on equipment, configurations, an...

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PUT WiFi TO WORK With his potent gift for clearly explaining technology, networking guru/author Nathan J. Muller presents a powerful set of tools for making the right decisions, the best moves, and extracting maximum benefits from WiFi in the workplace. In WiFi for the Enterprise, he shares his expertise on equipment, configurations, a...

Nathan Muller is cofounder and senior consultant of Ascent Solutions Group, which designs and executes innovative sales, marketing, and training support programs for technology providers and users. With 30 years of telecommunications industry experience, Mr. Muller has written extensively on many aspects of computers and communications...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 14, 2003Publisher:Mcgraw HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071412522

ISBN - 13:9780071412520

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Wireless in Perspective

Introduction

Bluetooth

Infrared

HomeRF

Wi-Fi

General Packet Radio Service

Fixed Wireless Access

Laser Transmission

Conclusion

Chapter 2: Wireless Network Components

Introduction

PC Cards for Notebooks

PCI Cards for Desktops

Mini PCI Cards

USB Adapters

Compact Flash Cards

Secure Digital Cards

PDA Modules

Soft Wi-Fi

Access Points

Wireless Print Server

Wireless Bridges

Wireless Routers

Wireless Gateways

Conclusion

Chapter 3: Setting up the Network

Introduction

Types of Networks

Setting Up Computers for Networking

Configuration Details

Hub

Cabling

Verifying Network Connectivity

Conclusion

Chapter 4: Preparing for Wireless Deployment

Introduction

Needs Assessment

Performance Baselining

Asset Management

Security

Site Survey

The Design Process

Equipment Considerations

Deployment

Conclusion

Chapter 5: Access Points and Clients

Introduction

Access Point Setup

Using a Terminal Emulator

Client Setup

Conclusion

Chapter 6: Wireless Bridges

Introduction

Configuration

Mobile IP

Spanning Tree Protocol

Performance Monitoring

Applying Filters

Logs

Setting SNMP Traps

Conclusion

Chapter 7: Wireless Security

Introduction

Wireless LAN Security

Authentication Mechanisms

Addressing Security Threats

Hardening the Wireless LAN

Conclusion

Chapter 8: Troubleshooting the Wireless LAN

Introduction

Role of Protocol Analyzers

Basic Connectivity Issues

Client Adapters

Access Points

Bridges

Problem Diagnosis

Role of Management Systems

Conclusion

Chapter 9: Network Management

Introduction

Automatic Discovery

Topographical Views

Group Configuration

Performance Monitoring

Automated Software Updates

Remote Reboot

Troubleshooting

Alarms and Reporting

Integration with Platforms

Conclusion

Chapter 10: Selecting a Wireless Internet Service Provider

Introduction

Market Landscape

Types of Providers

Wireless Application Service Providers

Conclusion

Acronyms

Appendix

About the Author