Price 2590 + VAT
DURATION 2 Days

Course Overview

This course will cover all the aspects of 802.11 wireless networks. The course will review the technologies used by the different protocols, the infrastructure and deployment aspects of wireless networks. The impact of Wireless Network at home, the office and public spaces will be examined as well as the integration of Wifi within the advanced cellular networks. The course is intended for technical and non technical professionals looking for a clear understanding of the fast growing Wireless LAN market, for application developers and those wishing for sound background for planning and implementing wireless networks and wireless networking technology.

Who should attend?

Marketing, sales and R&D staff members for manufacturers/vendors of LAN equipment,LAN users looking for alternatives to the “classical” LAN implementations,Data communications consultants and system integrators

Prerequisite:

None

Course Outline:

1. What is Wi-Fi?

  • A Bit of History
  • Quick Facts about Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Standard Bodies & Consortiums
  • Wireless Spectrum Usage

2. WiFi Architecture

  • STA, AP, BSS, DS, ESS

3. 802.11 Protocols & Building Blocks

  • General
    • IEEE 802.11 WLAN Protocols
    • IEEE 802.11 Alphabet Soup
    • What is unique about Wireless?
    • 802.11 Layers
    • Physical Layer – PHY
    • ISM Band
    • Baseband IR
    • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
      • FHSS PLCP
      • FHSS PCM
    • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
  • DSSS PLCP
  • DSSS PCM
    • FHSS vs DSSS
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
    • OFDM PLCP
    • OFDM PCM
    • Antenna Diversity
  • Media Access Control Layer- MAC
    • 802.11 MAC Basic Access Protocol Features
    • MAC General Frame Format
    • MAC Management Functions
    • MAC Management Frames
4. Wi-Fi Security
  • SecurityBuildingFunctions
    • Access Control
    • Privacy
    • Authentication
    • Integrity
  • Evolution of WLAN Security
    • WEP Security Flaws
    • TKIP – Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
    • Counter Mode with CBC-MAC Protocol (CCMP) 
  • 802.11x
  • EAP Over LAN / Wireless (EAPOL , EAPOW)
  • Authentication: RADIUS, DIAMETER
  • 802.11i Key Hierarchy
  • EAP Methods in Wireless LANs 

 

5. WLAN QoS

  • Quality of Service – QoS
  • IEEE 802.11e

6. WLAN Networks

  • WLAN Product Types
  • Home WLAN
  • Corporate WLAN
  • VoWLAN – Voice over LAN
  • HotSpots
  • HotSpot Deployment
  • Who “owns the HotSpots business” ?
  • Public WLAN market forecasts
  • Community WLANs

7. What is Next?

  • 802.11 vs. Other Technologies
  • 802.11 & Cellular Complementary Technologies
  • 802.11 vs Cellular Trends for Data Services
  • WLAN & Cellular Complementary Services
  • Internet Protocol for Radio Access Network (IP RAN)

8. Emerging WiFi & LAN Technologies

  • 802.16 WirelessMAN™ “WiMAX”
  • 802.20 MBWA “Mobility-Fi”
  • 802.11n
  • 802.15.4 “ZigBee”
  • UWB Ultra Wide Band

9. Summary

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