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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless Networks

    1. Why Wireless?

    2. A Network by Any Other Name...

  2. Chapter 2 Overview of 802.11 Networks

    1. IEEE 802 Network Technology Family Tree

    2. 802.11 Nomenclature and Design

    3. 802.11 Network Operations

    4. Mobility Support

  3. Chapter 3 The 802.11 MAC

    1. Challenges for the MAC

    2. MAC Access Modes and Timing

    3. Contention-Based Access Using the DCF

    4. Fragmentation and Reassembly

    5. Frame Format

    6. Encapsulation of Higher-Layer Protocols Within 802.11

    7. Contention-Based Data Service

  4. Chapter 4 802.11 Framing in Detail

    1. Data Frames

    2. Control Frames

    3. Management Frames

    4. Frame Transmission and Association and Authentication States

  5. Chapter 5 Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

    1. Cryptographic Background to WEP

    2. WEP Cryptographic Operations

    3. Problems with WEP

    4. Conclusions and Recommendations

  6. Chapter 6 Security, Take 2: 802.1x

    1. The Extensible Authentication Protocol

    2. 802.1x: Network Port Authentication

    3. 802.1x on Wireless LANs

  7. Chapter 7 Management Operations

    1. Management Architecture

    2. Scanning

    3. Authentication

    4. Association

    5. Power Conservation

    6. Timer Synchronization

  8. Chapter 8 Contention-Free Service with the PCF

    1. Contention-Free Access Using the PCF

    2. Detailed PCF Framing

    3. Power Management and the PCF

  9. Chapter 9 Physical Layer Overview

    1. Physical-Layer Architecture

    2. The Radio Link

    3. RF and 802.11

  10. Chapter 10 The ISM PHYs: FH, DS, and HR/DS

    1. 802.11 FH PHY

    2. 802.11 DS PHY

    3. 802.11b: HR/DSSS PHY

  11. Chapter 11 802.11a: 5-GHz OFDM PHY

    1. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

    2. OFDM as Applied by 802.11a

    3. OFDM PLCP

    4. OFDM PMD

    5. Characteristics of the OFDM PHY

  12. Chapter 12 Using 802.11 on Windows

    1. Nokia C110/C111

    2. Lucent ORiNOCO

  13. Chapter 13 Using 802.11 on Linux

    1. A Few Words on 802.11 Hardware

    2. PCMCIA Support on Linux

    3. linux-wlan-ng for Intersil-Based Cards

    4. Agere (Lucent) Orinoco

  14. Chapter 14 Using 802.11 Access Points

    1. General Functions of an Access Point

    2. ORiNOCO (Lucent) AP-1000 Access Point

    3. Nokia A032 Access Point

  15. Chapter 15 802.11 Network Deployment

    1. The Topology Archetype

    2. Project Planning

    3. The Site Survey

    4. Installation and the Final Rollout

  16. Chapter 16 802.11 Network Analysis

    1. Why Use a Network Analyzer?

    2. 802.11 Network Analyzers

    3. Commercial Network Analyzers

    4. Ethereal

    5. 802.11 Network Analysis Examples

    6. AirSnort

  17. Chapter 17 802.11 Performance Tuning

    1. Tuning Radio Management

    2. Tuning Power Management

    3. Timing Operations

    4. Physical Operations

    5. Summary of Tunable Parameters

  18. Chapter 18 The Future, at Least for 802.11

    1. Current Standards Work

    2. The Longer Term

    3. The End

  1. Appendix 802.11 MIB

    1. The Root of the Matter

    2. Station Management

    3. MAC Management

    4. Physical-Layer Management

  2. Appendix 802.11 on the Macintosh

    1. The AirPort Card

    2. The AirPort Base Station

    3. Links to More Information

  3. Glossary

  4. Colophon