Designing A Wireless Network

  • ID: 1759485
  • Book
  • 608 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Business is on the move - mobile computing must keep up!

Innovative technology is making the communication between computers a cordless affair. Mobile computing with laptops, hand helds and mobile phones is increasing the demand for reliable and secure wireless networks. Network engineers and consultants need to create and build cutting-edge wireless networks in both the small business and multi-million dollar corporations.

Designing Wireless Networks provides the necessary information on how to design and implement a wireless network. Beginning with detailed descriptions of the various implementations and architectures of wireless technologies and moving to the step-by-step instructions on how to install and deploy a fixed wireless network; this book will teach users with no previous wireless networking experience how to design and build their own wireless network based on the best practices of the Enhanced Services from Lucent Technologies.

* Timely coverage of new technologies: Communication without cables is the future of netwoking
* Advocates wireless networking solutions for any user, regardless of location, device or connection.
* Written by Experts. The authors are leading WAN authorities at Lucent Technologies.
* No previous wireless experience is assumed, however, readers should have a basic understanding of networking and TCP/IP protocols

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Foreword

Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless: From Past to Present


Introduction


Exploring Past Discoveries That Led to Wireless


Discovering Electromagnetism


Exploring Conduction


Inventing the Radio


Mounting Radio-Telephones in Cars


Inventing Computers and Networks


Inventing Cell Phones


Exploring Present Applications for Wireless


Applying Wireless Technology to Vertical Markets


Applying Wireless Technology to Horizontal Applications


Exploring This Book on Wireless


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 2 Radio Elements and Frequency Spectrums


Introduction


Transmitting Radio Signals Over EM Waves


Anatomy of a Waveform


Propagating a Strong Radio Signal


Understanding Signal Power and Signal-to-Noise Ratio


Attenuation


Rain Attenuation


Bouncing


Refracting


Line of Sight


Penetration


Understanding the Wireless Elements


Generic Radio Components


Antennas


Base Stations and Mobile Stations


Access Points


Channelizing the Frequency Spectrum


Channelizing


Extending the Number of Channels (Frequency Reuse)


Regulating Wireless Communications


Regulatory Agencies


Regulations for Low Power, Unlicensed Transmitters


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 3 TCP/IP and the OSI Model


Introduction


Exploring the OSI and DoD Models


Layer 1:The Physical Layer


Layer 2:The Data-Link Layer


Layer 3:The Network Layer


Layer 4:The Transport Layer


Layer 5:The Session Layer


Layer 6:The Presentation Layer


Layer 7:The Application Layer


OSI and DoD Correlation


Understanding the Network Access Layer


Using Bridging


The Ethernet Protocol


Wireless Protocols


Other Network Access Protocols


Understanding the Internet Layer


The Internet Protocol


The Internet Control Message Protocol


Understanding the Host-to-Host Layer


User Datagram Protocol


Transmission Control Protocol


Managing the Application Layer


Monitoring Tools: SNMP


Assigning Addresses with DHCP


Conserving with Network Address Translation


Summary


Solution Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 4 Identifying Evolving Wireless Technologies and Standards


Introduction


Fixed Wireless Technologies


Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service


Local Multipoint Distribution Services


Wireless Local Loop


Point-to-Point Microwave


Wireless Local Area Networks


Why the Need for a Wireless LAN Standard?


Developing WLANs through the 802.11 Architecture


The Basic Service Set


The Extended Service Set


The CSMA-CA Mechanism


Configuring Fragmentation


Using Power Management Options


Multicell Roaming


Security in the WLAN


Developing WPANs through the 802.15 Architecture


Bluetooth


HomeRF


High Performance Radio LAN


Mobile Wireless Technologies


First Generation Technologies


Second Generation Technologies


2.5G Technology


Third Generation Technologies


Wireless Application Protocol


Global System for Mobile Communications


General Packet Radio Service


Short Message Service


Optical Wireless Technologies


Summary 157


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 5 Designing a Wireless Network


Introduction


Exploring the Design Process


Conducting the Preliminary Investigation


Performing Analysis of the Existing Environment


Creating a Preliminary Design


Finalizing the Detailed Design


Executing the Implementation


Capturing the Documentation


Identifying the Design Methodology


Creating the Network Planxviii Contents


Developing the Network Architecture


Formalizing the Detailed Design Phase


Understanding Wireless Network Attributes from a Design Perspective


Application Support


Physical Landscape


Network Topology


Network Security


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 6 Designing a Wireless Enterprise Network: Hospital Case Study


Introduction


Applying Wireless in an Enterprise Network


Introducing the Enterprise Case Study


Assessing the Opportunity


Evaluating Network Requirements


Assessing the Satellite Buildings' Physical Landscape


Evaluating the Outside Physical Landscape


Evaluating the Current Network


Evaluating the Hospital Conference Room Networking Landscape


Designing a Wireless Solution


Project 1: Providing Satellite Building Access


Project 2: Providing Wireless Technology to the Conference Rooms


Project 3: Providing Building-to-Building Connectivity


Describing the Detailed Design of the Building Links


Implementing and Testing the Wireless Solution


Project 1: Implementing the Satellite Building LAN Access


Project 2: Implementing the Hospital Conference Room


Project 3: Implementing the Building-to-Building Connectivity


Reviewing the Hospital's Objectives


Lessons Learned


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 7 Designing a Wireless Industrial Network: Retail Case Study


Introduction


Applying Wireless Technology in an Industrial Network


Introducing the Industrial Case Study


Assessing the Opportunity


Defining the Scope of the Case Study


Reviewing the Current Situation


Designing and Implementing the Wireless Network


Creating the High-Level Design


Creating a Detailed Design


Determining User Density


Planning the Equipment Placement


Determining Where to Place the Access Points


Implementing the Wireless Network


Installing the Wireless Components


Lessons Learned


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 8 Designing a Wireless Campus Network: University Case Study


Introduction


Applying Wireless Technology in a Campus Network


Introducing the Campus Case Study


Assessing the Opportunity


Defining the Scope of the Case Study


Designing the Wireless Campus Network


The Design Approach


Determining the Functional Design Requirements


Constraints and Assumptions


Planning the Equipment Placement: Detailed Design Requirements


Implementing the Wireless Campus Network


Implementing the Physical Deployment


Implementing the Logical Deployment


Lessons Learned


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 9 Designing a Wireless Home Network: Home Office Case Study


Introduction


Advantages of a Home Network


Advantages of a Wireless Home Network


Introducing the Wireless Home Network Case Study


Assessing the Opportunity


Defining the Scope of the Case Study


Designing the Wireless Home Network


Determining the Functional Requirements


Creating a Site Survey of the Home


Developing a Preliminary Design


Developing a Detailed Design


Implementing the Wireless Home Network


Assembling the Network Components


Determining Broadband Configuration


Installing the Hardware


Installing and Configuring the Software


Testing the Network


Designing a Wireless Home Network for Data, Voice, and Beyond


Current State of the Home Wireless Marketplace


A Proposed Solution for the Future


Lessons Learned


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Designing a Wireless Network Fast Track


Index


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